[koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik] /ˌkoʊ pəˈsɛt ɪk, -ˈsi tɪk/
fine; completely satisfactory; OK.
(US & Canadian, slang) very good; excellent; completely satisfactory
1919, but it may have origins in 19c. U.S. Southern black speech. Origin unknown, suspects include Latin, Yiddish (e.g. Hebrew kol b’seder), Italian, Louisiana French (coupe-sétique), and Native American. None is considered convincing by linguists.
As it should be; quite satisfactory; cool, ok
[1919+ fr black; origin unknown; perhaps fr Louisiana Creole French coupe-se´tique in the same sense, semantically related to cope, attested fr about 1880; perhaps fr Hebrew kol ba seder, ”all in order,” which may have been acquired by black customers of a Jewish merchant]
- Cop a cherry
verb phrase To deprive someone of virginity; deflower someone (1930s+)
[koh-pey-buh, -pahy-buh] /koʊˈpeɪ bə, -ˈpaɪ bə/ noun 1. an oleoresin obtained from several tropical, chiefly South American trees belonging to the genus Copaifera, of the legume family, used chiefly in varnishes and lacquers, for removing old oil varnish from or for brightening oil paintings, and formerly in medicine in the treatment of certain mucous-membrane conditions. […]
noun 1. a colorless, yellowish, or bluish liquid having a pepperlike odor and bitter taste, obtained from copaiba by distillation: used chiefly in the manufacture of perfumes and soaps.
[koh-puh l, -pal] /ˈkoʊ pəl, -pæl/ noun 1. a hard, lustrous resin obtained from various tropical trees and used chiefly in making varnishes. /ˈkəʊpəl; -pæl/ noun 1. a hard aromatic resin, yellow, orange, or red in colour, obtained from various tropical trees and used in making varnishes and lacquers