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Definition of the Addams Family from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Addams Family

 
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a family of strange but funny cartoon characters who live in a large dark house and behave in an unusual way that suggests evil and death. They were created in 1935 in the New Yorker magazine by Charles Addams. The characters were used for a popular television comedy series (1964-6) and two films (1991 and 1993).