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biopic

[bahy-oh-pik] /ˈbaɪ oʊˌpɪk/
noun
1.
a biographical movie or TV show.
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  • The offerings include one soporific clunker, one engaging thrill-ride, and one terrific biopic.
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biopic

/ˈbaɪəʊˌpɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) a film based on the life of a famous person, esp one giving a popular treatment
Word Origin
C20: from bio(graphical) + pic(ture)
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Word Origin and History for biopic
n.

also bio-pic, 1951, from biographical + (moving) picture. Frequent from mid-1951 in "Billboard" and possibly coined there.

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