[ rom-kom ]
/ ˈrɒmˌkɒm /
a romantic comedy.
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Origin of romcom
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Example sentences from the Web for romcom
Directed by Michael Dowse, What If, in select theaters Aug. 8, sees Radcliffe tackle his most “adult” role to date: romcom lead.Daniel Radcliffe on Sex, ‘Harry Potter,’ and Complicated Relationships|Marlow Stern|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They Came Together is a compendium of every romcom cliché known to man.
British Dictionary definitions for romcom
/ (ˈrɒmˌkɒm) /
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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