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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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  • They were looking at one another like a couple of googly-eyed kids at the end of a date in a sitcom.

    Makers Cory Doctorow
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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