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begathon

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

beg +‎ -athon

NounEdit

begathon (plural begathons)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A fundraising drive that actively solicits donations, especially one to support a public television or radio station.
    • 2002, Dan McFadden, Cheechako, Writers Press Club (2002), →ISBN, page 12:
      Within a half an hour, the phones throughout the governor's mansion pealed, as if public television begathon night.

ReferencesEdit

  • Richard A. Spears, NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Slang, McGraw-Hill (1999), →ISBN, page 34