rom-com

noun \ ˈräm-ˌkäm \

Definition of rom-com

plural rom-coms
: romantic comedy
  • That's where the rom-com comes in, that wayward genre of sweet serendipity and forgivably thin plots set to rising music …
  • Vogue
  • One of the film's pleasures is its movie within a movie, the rom-com "I Love You, I Love New York."
  • —Tad Friend
often used before another noun
  • a silly rom-com plot
  • Does anybody cry funnier than Segel does in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the wonderful rom-com farce he not only starred in but wrote?
  • —Jim Windolf

First Known Use of rom-com

1971

in the meaning defined above

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