sitcom

[sit-kom]
noun Informal.

Origin:
1960–65; by shortening

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sitcom (ˈsɪtˌkɒm)
 
n
an informal term for situation comedy

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Word Origin & History

sitcom
1964, from sit(uation) com(edy), a phrase first attested 1953 (in a "TV Guide" article, with ref. to "I Love Lucy").
"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]
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
sitcom
situation comedy
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Example sentences
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.
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