docusoap

[ dok-yuh-sohp ]
/ ˈdɒk yəˌsoʊp /

noun

a television series that chronicles the purportedly real lives of an interconnected group of people, often in a melodramatic way.

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Origin of docusoap

First recorded in 1990–95; docu(mentary) + soap (opera)
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British Dictionary definitions for docusoap

docu-soap
/ (ˈdɒkjʊˌsəʊp) /

noun

a television documentary series in which the lives of the people filmed are presented as entertainment or drama

Word Origin for docu-soap

C20: from docu (mentary) + soap (opera)
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