Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • suffix Used to form words meaning a greatly extended period of any activity, usually for the purpose of fundraising

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back-formation from marathon.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Probably the most misappropriated suffix in existence. I cringe when I see an event that ends with it--bikeathon, bookathon, wordathon...

    Hey...wordathon...

    October 11, 2007