Etymology
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sitcom (n.)

by 1959, 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 magazine, Sept. 18, 1964]

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Definitions of sitcom

sitcom (n.)
a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life;
Synonyms: situation comedy
sitcom (n.)
a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life;
Synonyms: situation comedy
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