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Definitions of comics

comics (ˈkɒmɪks) 


plural noun

  1. See the comics

comic (ˈkɒmɪk



  1. of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
  2. (prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedy   ⇒  ■ a comic writer
  3. humorous; funny



  1. a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian
  2. a book or magazine containing comic strips
  3. (usually plural) (mainly US & and Canadian) comic strips in newspapers, etc

Word Origin

C16: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy


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= comedian, funny man, humorist, wit, clown, wag, jester, dag (New Zealand) (informal), buffoon, joculator or (fem.) joculatrix

Example Sentences Including 'comics'

A woman wearing an apron stands behind a counter selling a few nothings - hair-setting lotion, socks, comics.
Various Looking For the Spark
"Her voice hung behind her on the landing and Ann added another dozen or so comics to the rubbish pile.
Cassidy, Anne In Real Life
He lifted a pile of old comics from the end of the counter and tossed them down in front of the boy.
Ian St James Awards At the Stroke of Twelve


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