Copacetic Definition

Good, excellent, fine, etc.
Webster's New World
  • copesettic
  • copesetic
  • copasetic

Origin of Copacetic

  • That the term originated among African Americans in the Southern US in the early 20th century or late 19th century—perhaps specifically in the jargon of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (who certainly popularized it, in any case).

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  • That it derives from Cajun French coup esètique / coupersètique (“capable of being coped with successfully; able to cope with anything and everything”).

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  • That it derives from Chinook Jargon copasenee (“everything is satisfactory”) — if the Chinook Jargon term is not itself derived from English.

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  • That it derives from a word *copasetti used by Italian speakers in New York.

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  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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