The older I get, the more I realize how much I don’t know. Yesterday, my husband casually stated in conversation, “Don’t worry; it’s copacetic.” Copacetic? I was convinced that he had made this word up, or that I had misheard him. “What did you say?” I asked him. “You know, ‘copacetic;’ everything’s good,” he continued.
In all my years of living and reading, I had never heard this word. I mean, Ed & I have known each other since we were 14 and have run in basically the same circles, yet he was extremely comfortable in casually using this word in his daily conversation. Yet copacetic and I were strangers to each other. I was floored and wierdly excited about this turn of events. Yes, I am a word geek, truth be told.
Here is the meaning and pronunciation from Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:
Examples of COPACETIC
- <don’t worry, because I assure you that everything’s copacetic>