docusoap

docusoap

[dok-yuh-sohp]
noun
a television series that chronicles the purportedly real lives of an interconnected group of people, often in a melodramatic way.

Origin:
1990–95; docu(mentary) + soap (opera)

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Main Entry:  docusoap
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a television documentary that follows the life of its characters, esp. a family or people of the same occupation, over time
Etymology:  docu(mentary) + soap (opera)
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