January 10, 2012

Bodaciously Copacetic

Thanks to Okie Dog, who suggested both of today’s words, and dictionary.com for providing the definitions.

bo·da·cious [boh-dey-shuhs]

adjective
1. South Midland and Southern U.S. thorough; blatant; unmistakable: a bodacious gossip.
2. Slang.
a. remarkable; outstanding: a bodacious story.
b. audacious; bold or brazen.
c. sexy; voluptuous.

Origin: 1835–45; probably to be identified with dial. (Devon, Cornwall) bo ( w ) ldacious  brazen, impudent, blend of bold  and audacious

co·pa·cet·ic [koh-puh-set-ik, -see-tik]

adjective; Slang.
fine; completely satisfactory; OK.

Also, copasetic, copesetic.
Origin: 1915–20, Americanism; of obscure origin; popular attributions of the word to Louisiana French, Italian, Hebrew, etc., lack supporting evidence.

Despite Suzanne’s bodacious behavior at the party, Mike assures me that everything was copacetic.

~Marie