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docusoap

[dok-yuh-sohp] /ˈdɒk yəˌsoʊp/
noun
1.
a television series that chronicles the purportedly real lives of an interconnected group of people, often in a melodramatic way.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95; docu(mentary) + soap (opera)
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Contemporary definitions for docusoap
noun

a television documentary that follows the life of its characters, esp. a family or people of the same occupation, over time

Word Origin

docu(mentary) + soap (opera)

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