sci-fi

[ sahy-fahy ]
/ ˈsaɪˈfaɪ /
Informal.

adjective

of or relating to science fiction: a writer of sci-fi books.

noun

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Origin of sci-fi

First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for sci-fi

sci-fi
/ (ˈsaɪˌfaɪ) /

noun

short for science fiction
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