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The meaning of "happy sad"

" Happy sad "
Meaning:
A bittersweet feeling combining both happiness and sadness.
Example:
Dad won the Bafta for best actor but was too ill to collect it, so I'm happy sad about that.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but not commonly used.
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