an event marked by length or endurance: used freely to form nonce compounds: walkathon, drinkathon; sale-a-thon
Origin of -athon; from (mar)athon
An activity that continues for an extended period of time: phonathon; talkathon.
Origin of -athonFrom (mar)athon.
- Used to form words meaning a greatly extended period of any activity, usually for the purpose of fundraising
Back-formation from marathon.