doc·​u·​soap ˈdä-kyə-ˌsōp How to pronounce docusoap (audio)
: a TV series in which the real-life activities of a group of people are presented in soap-opera style

Examples of docusoap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former model, who joins the Netflix docusoap for season 6, streaming May 19, clashes with her co-worker, Chelsea Lazkani, in a trailer that premiered exclusively with PEOPLE (above). Mackenzie Schmidt, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 Fans of the real estate docusoap got a sneak peek of the drama to come in the season 6 trailer that premiered exclusively on PEOPLE on May 4. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 11 May 2023 Their surprise split made headlines just as Stause and the rest of the Oppenheim Group agents were filming Netflix’s first English-language docusoap. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2023 Produced by Adam DiVello (the mastermind behind Laguna Beach and The Hills), Selling Tampa is a spin-off of the popular docusoap Selling Sunset, which focuses on Hollywood Hills brokerage the Oppenheim Group and all the drama between the brokers that comes along with it. Ew Staff,, 15 Dec. 2021 Their surprise split made headlines last November, just as Stause and the rest of the Oppenheim Group agents were in the midst of filming Netflix's first English-language docusoap, which follows the lucrative listings and costly closings of Los Angeles' luxury real estate market. Ashley Lee,, 7 Aug. 2020 Young folks look for fun and romance in this new docusoap. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 July 2022 Out Friday May 22, the follow-up season to the Netflix docusoap picks up right where season one left off. Morgan Baila,, 22 May 2020 What’s unfortunate is that this novel stuff comes wrapped in the shiny, same-y packaging of a standard docusoap. Judy Berman, Time, 14 July 2021 See More

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Word History


documentary + soap entry 1

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of docusoap was in 1991

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“Docusoap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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