What Does ROMCOM Mean in a Text?

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ROMCOM means "Romantic Comedy."

A ROMCOM ("romantic comedy") is usually a movie, but it can be a play. The plot is lighthearted, with a romantic thread.

A ROMCOM always ends happily, with love having conquered all. Not like in these examples:
  • Sam: My life is like a ROMCOM. I'm in an intimate relationship with two guys at the same time.
  • Jo: Sounds great! Who are they?
  • Sam: Ben & Jerry.
  • Toni: My life is like a ROMCOM.
  • Ali: Wow, that's sweet.
  • Toni: Yes, but there's no romance and no-one is laughing at my jokes.

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When I write ROMCOM, I mean this:

meaning of ROMCOM

A ROMCOM is a romantic comedy (usually a film).

Summary of Key Points

"Romantic Comedy (film genre)" is the most common definition for ROMCOM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Romantic Comedy (film genre)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at ROMCOM

ROMCOM is a syllabic abbreviation, which is an abbreviation formed from the initial syllables of multiple words (here, Romantic and Comedy).

Another example of a syllabic abbreviation is Interpol (from International Police).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

The term ROMCOM pre-dates the digital era.

Example of ROMCOM Used in a Text

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