What Does Copacetic Mean? | Definition & Examples
Copacetic is an adjective with a range of positive meanings including “fine,” “very satisfactory,” and “excellent.”
While copacetic is the standard spelling, some variants include copasetic and copesetic. Since the word doesn’t have a clear origin (it’s believed to have originated as slang in the southern US), dictionaries tend to accept these variant spellings as valid.
Everything is copacetic
Everything is copacetic (or everything’s copacetic) is a phrase used to mean “everything’s fine,” “it’s all good,” or “everything’s in order.” It tends to be used to reassure someone that nothing is wrong in a situation where there might have been a problem.
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Frequently asked questions
- What is a synonym of “copacetic”?
Some synonyms for copacetic include:
- How do I pronounce “copacetic”?
Copacetic has four syllables. It’s pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable: [koh-pah-set-ik].
- Is it “copacetic,” “copasetic,” or “copesetic”?
The standard spelling is copacetic. The variant spellings copasetic and copesetic are also listed as acceptable by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, but they’re less common.
The origin of the word is unclear (it’s thought to have originated as slang in the 20th century), which is why various spellings are deemed acceptable.
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