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biopic

[bahy-oh-pik]
noun
  1. a biographical movie or TV show.
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Origin of biopic

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biopic

noun
  1. informal a film based on the life of a famous person, esp one giving a popular treatment
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Word Origin

C20: from bio (graphical) + pic (ture)
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Word Origin and History for biopic

n.

also bio-pic, 1951, from biographical + (moving) picture. Frequent from mid-1951 in "Billboard" and possibly coined there.

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