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Feb 21, 2017
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kibosh
copacetic
rambunctious
codswallop
lollygag

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copacetic or copasetic

PRONUNCIATION:
(ko-puh-SE-tik)

MEANING:
adjective: Excellent; satisfactory; OK.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of obscure origin. Competing theories attribute its origin to Black English, Louisiana French, Italian, Yiddish, and Hebrew, but evidence is lacking. Earliest documented use: 1919.

USAGE:
“Some players were copacetic with losing all the time, she says, while others grew frustrated.”
Losing at Sports Can Be Good for Children; The Daily News (Durban, South Africa); Nov 4, 2016.

See more usage examples of copacetic in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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