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    copacetic

    Hi,

    copacetic
    [ adjective ] 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).

    British English speakers don't use the word "copacetic," don't they?
    Do American English speakers often use the word?

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    Re: copacetic

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi,

    copacetic
    [ adjective ] 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).

    British English speakers don't use the word "copacetic," don't they?
    Do American English speakers often use the word?
    I had never come across this word before, as far as I know it doesn't exist in British English. From what I can discover on the net, it is a 20th century Black American English term, origins obscure.

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