copacetic
[ koh-puh-set-ik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Early 20th century; English It may have origins in 19c. U.S. Southern black speech. Origin unknown; suspects include Latin, Yiddish (Hebrew kol b'seder), Italian, Louisiana French (coupe-sétique), and Native American. Among linguists, none is considered especially convincing. The popularization, and sometimes the invention, of the word often is attributed to U.S. entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
Synonyms
  • ducky
  • swell
Antonyms
  • unacceptable
  • disagreeable
Definition
fine; completely satisfactory; OK
Example
Noticing the bride's unease, the wedding planner assured her that everything was copacetic.
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