copacetic
[ koh-puh-set-ik ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early 20th century; English; may have origins in 19c. U.S. Southern black speech. Origin unknown; suspects include Latin, Yiddish, Italian, Louisiana French, and Native American. Invention often attributed to U.S. entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.
Synonyms
adjective
duckyswell
Antonyms
adjective
unacceptabledisagreeable
Definition
adjectivefine; completely satisfactory; OK
Examples
adjectiveNoticing the bride's unease, the wedding planner assured her that everything was copacetic.
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