a biographical movie or TV show.

Origin of biopic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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informal a film based on the life of a famous person, esp one giving a popular treatment

Word Origin for biopic

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

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

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