Definition of soap opera
- even cops need a little soap opera in their lives
- —Joseph Wambaugh
She loves to watch daytime soap operas.
the movie started out well, but quickly devolved into improbable soap opera
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First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
: a television or radio program that has continuing stories about the daily lives and problems of a group of people
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