romcom

or rom-com

[ rom-kom ]
/ ˈrɒmˌkɒm /

noun Informal.

a romantic comedy.

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Origin of romcom

By shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for romcom

romcom
/ (ˈrɒmˌkɒm) /

noun

informal a film or television comedy based around the romantic relationships of the characters

Word Origin for romcom

C20: rom (antic) + com (edy)
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