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[sit-kom] /ˈsɪtˌkɒm/
noun, Informal.
Origin of sitcom
1960-65; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sitcom
  • The ingredients are discussed and compared, not wolfed down and whipped past so you can watch your sitcom.
  • There was a sitcom a couple of years ago in which they showed an interesting way to potty train their kids.
  • If one has to put things in the context of sitcom episodes, then something really is wrong.
  • Pick a sitcom and watch a whole episode, or start a movie and complete it across four or five feedings.
  • It's refreshing, for once, to see a sitcom relationship that actually seems to be built on mutual respect and honesty.
  • These moments feel lifted from some long-lost sitcom pilot.
  • Traditional sitcom characters are supposed to become caricatures of themselves.
  • Yet conversely, no network has suffered through a worse sitcom drought.
  • The one flaw in an otherwise airtight sitcom premise.
  • They're all here not making a film, not writing a book, not selling a sitcom.
British Dictionary definitions for sitcom


an informal term for situation comedy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sitcom

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]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sitcom

sister act

noun phrase

The sex act between a homosexual man and a heterosexual woman (1972+ Homosexuals)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for sitcom


situation comedy
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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