- A lengthy television program to raise funds for a charity. noun …☝️ Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition (view on wordnik.com)
- An event that brings in people to donate money through the
phonevia the television(TV). noun …☝️ Source: Wiktionary (view on wordnik.com)
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- prolonged TV fundraiser, 1949, from television + marathon (see -athon). Milton Berle's 16-hour television cancer fundraiser in April 1949 might have been the first to be so called.1949, 1949
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