rom-com

noun
\ ˈräm-ˌkäm How to pronounce rom-com (audio) \
plural rom-coms

Definition of rom-com

: 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 nouna silly rom-com plotDoes 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

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Rom-com.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rom-com. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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