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sitcom

[ sit-kom ]
/ ˈsɪtˌkɒm /
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noun Informal.

situation comedy.

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Origin of sitcom

First recorded in 1960–65; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for sitcom

sitcom

/ (ˈsɪtˌkɒm) /

noun

an informal term for situation comedy
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Word Origin and History for sitcom

sitcom


n.

1964, from the first elements of situation comedy, a phrase attested from 1953 of television shows, 1943 of radio programs; see situation.

Even Bing Crosby has succumbed to series TV and will appear in a sitcom as an electrical engineer who happens to break into song once a week. ["Life," Sept. 18, 1964]
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