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From the first syllables of British and comedy. Possibly a deliberate rhyme of the word sitcom.


Brit-com (plural Brit-coms)

  1. (television, informal) A British comedy, particularly one with a format consisting of several short skits.
    • 2007, Paul Challen, The House That Hugh Laurie Built: An Unauthorized Biography and Episode Guide., →ISBN, page 59:
      Those Brit critics, recalling Laurie's days of the slightly undignified do-what-you-have-to-to-get-ahead routine of a young British actor on the way up are past him, like to imply that his new life — what some of them have called his “reinvention” — as an American star has only come about because of his days in the Brit-com boot camp of the 1980s and '90s.
    • 2009, Jason Holt, The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News, →ISBN, page 220:
      In an episode of the Brit-com Blackadder, Dr. Samuel Johnson boasts that his just-completed dictionary contains every single word in the English language, and in response Blackadder wishes Dr. Johnson his enthusiastic “contrafibularities.
    • 2011, Grant Morrison, Supergods: Our World in the Age of the Superhero, →ISBN, page 314:
      They were superhumans in the noncostumed, hard-as-nails Brit-com tradition that Ellis had honed to a knife edge, dressed in white suits, leather catsuits, and hoodies.