sitcom etymology

English word sitcom comes from English situation, English comedy

Detailed word origin of sitcom

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
situation English (eng) (UK, dated) A position of employment; a post.. A difficult or unpleasant set of circumstances; a problem.. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances.. The combination of circumstances at a given moment; a state of affairs.. The place in which something is situated; a location.. The way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.
comedy English (eng) (Medieval Europe) A narrative poem with an agreeable ending (e.g., The Divine Comedy).. (drama) A dramatic work that is light and humorous or satirical in tone.. (drama) The genre of such works.. (historical) A choric song of celebration or revel, especially in Ancient Greece.. A humorous event.. A light, amusing play with a happy ending.. Entertainment composed of jokes, satire, or humorous [...]
sitcom English (eng)

Words with the same origin as sitcom

Descendants of comedy