cop-acetic

copacetic

[koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik]
adjective Slang.
fine; completely satisfactory; OK.


Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; of obscure origin; popular attributions of the word to Louisiana French, Italian, Hebrew, etc., lack supporting evidence

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copacetic, copasetic, copesetic or copesettic (ˌkəʊpəˈsɛtɪk)
 
adj
slang (US), (Canadian) very good; excellent; completely satisfactory
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
copasetic, copasetic, copesetic or copesettic
 
adj
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
copesetic, copasetic, copesetic or copesettic
 
adj
 
[C20: of unknown origin]
 
copesettic, copasetic, copesetic or copesettic
 
adj
 
[C20: of unknown origin]

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copacetic
1919, but it may have origins in 19c. Amer.Eng. Southern black speech. Origin unknown, suspects include Latin, Yiddish (cf. Heb. kol b'seder), Italian, Louisiana French (coupe-sétique), and Native American. None is considered convincing by linguists.
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