videocassette

[vid-ee-oh-kuh-set, -ka-]

noun

a cassette enclosing a length of tape for video recording or reproduction.

Origin of videocassette

First recorded in 1965–70; video + cassette
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Word Origin and History for videocassette
n.

1971, from video + cassette. Videocassette recorder is from 1971, usually VCR (also 1971), now a period piece.

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