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- noun US, colloquial One or many
soap operasa person follows regularly.
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The term my stories to describe soap operas was popularized in the United States during the 1950s, when soap operas were often billed as “continuing stories”, and fell into disuse by the twenty-first century. At the term's zenith, other English-speaking countries used it as a loanword.
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