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Salubrious and copecetic (copasetic, copacetic etc.)

Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 12, 2005

In Reply to: Salubrious and copecetic (copasetic, copacetic etc.) posted by SR on January 12, 2005

: I have heard this phrase used over the years in lofty, whimsical exchanges and I am familiar with the intended meaning; however, I am unable to find an etymology for 'copasetic' or its other spellings. Is this a relatively new word and phrase?

: SR

A few sources have the word originating in the early 20th Century, from the jazz and bebop hipster era.