[ kom-ik ]
/ ˈkɒm ɪk /



Origin of comic

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cōmicus < Greek kōmikós, equivalent to kôm(os) a revel + -ikos -ic

Related forms

non·com·ic, adjective, nounqua·si-com·ic, adjectivesem·i·com·ic, adjectiveun·com·ic, adjective

Can be confused

comedic comic comical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for comic

British Dictionary definitions for comic


/ (ˈkɒmɪk) /


of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
(prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedya comic writer
humorous; funny


a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian
a book or magazine containing comic strips
(usually plural) mainly US and Canadian comic strips in newspapers, etc

Word Origin for comic

C16: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy
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