filmdom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From film +‎ -dom.

Noun[edit]

filmdom (uncountable)

  1. The film (movie) industry; the people who work in that industry.
    • 1916, John Bonner, George William Curtis, Henry Mills Alden, Harper's Weekly:
      Because all filmdom was laughing itself to the bursting point, not at Chaplin's antics, not even at the sight of the real Chaplin appearing on the Hippodrome stage — []
    • 2008 August 2, Shivangi Singh, “A sneak-peek at ‘just friends’ of filmdom!”, in Zee News[1]:
      [I]n filmdom, the sempiternal question continues: Can a male and female actor be just ‘good friends’?

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