American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Very satisfactory or acceptable; fine: "You had to be a good judge of what a man was like, and the English was copacetic” ( John O'Hara).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. completely satisfactory.
- adj. completely satisfactory
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Word History: We know very little about the origin of the word copacetic, meaning "excellent, first-rate.”
“If copacetic is Creole French in origin, it would also have a Southern homeland.”
“I don't know if that's the right way to use the word copacetic, but I know what you mean and yes, got it.”
“One of the few songs (in fact, I can't think of another off hand) bold enough to include "copacetic" and, with a flourish of daredevil panache, to rhyme it as well.”
“The Apple fan-boy above is right in that Apple wants to work with its partners to assure that everything is copacetic.”
“On the outside, things will be less copacetic, as Nancy's plan to reunite her far-flung family won't go smoothly, as not everyone will want to see her.”
“No consternation that most OGXers have found it more copacetic to turn conservatives (remember a Reagan Youth?); or instead to embrace what Baudrillard (a French Postmodern) would call a "soft ideologies" of ecologism as well as antiracism, instead of, say, amicable justice.”
“No consternation which many OGXers have found it more copacetic to become conservatives (remember a Reagan Youth?); or instead to embrace what Baudrillard (a French Postmodern) would call a "soft ideologies" of ecologism as well as antiracism, instead of, say, social justice.”
“Not only would the Chastity Belt's key holder preferably our politician's wife be able to periodically peep-in to make sure that all things in the "nether regions" were copacetic, but we would have documented proof stored for posterity or future court cases.”
“That is ... if you can afford to separate, literally afford to keep everybody economically whole, and to not damage children, or careers, and, in fact, to be all pretty copacetic about the whole damn thing, why wouldn't you?”
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