Meaning of romcom in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɒmkɒm/


  • (in film or television) a romantic comedy.

    • ‘if you've ever seen a romcom before you might be able to guess where this is going’
    • ‘he certainly looks the part as a romcom lead’
    • ‘Of course all genres have their formulas, and just like any formula film a romcom can be a joy when the journey is well done.’
    • ‘That said, there's one element of most romcoms that I hate that surfaces here - by the end of many romcoms at least one of the two main characters is in a relationship with someone other than the other lead.’
    • ‘It's a generational romcom, with tired borrowings from Neil Simon and Woody Allen, in which life-lessons are learned with much laughter and tears.’
    • ‘Mostly, though, it follows the romcom formula right through to its series of misunderstandings and foregone conclusions.’
    • ‘I find most romcoms intolerable, as they tend to be too heavy on the romance, which is a distinct turnoff, but this had an admirable lack of sentiment.’
    • ‘Clever and excellently acted, this is only a romcom, but it's a good one.’
    • ‘If you've ever seen a romcom before you might be able to guess where this is going.’
    • ‘This is a romcom in which, for once, people actually act and it's to be applauded for that.’
    • ‘In that sense, it's pure romcom, formula all the way.’
    • ‘If the first half hour is a pretty straight forward romcom with zombies peeking in around the edges, the rest of the film slowly mutates into a straightforward zombie flick.’
    • ‘Watching this unspeakable romcom made me want to tumble off the red plush seats, curl up into a foetal ball and mew like a maltreated kitten.’
    • ‘There's no bite or edge to this movie, though; it's goofy, soft-centred romcom slush, with some very half-hearted Bollywood pastiche.’


1960s shortening of romantic comedy.