griefathon

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

grief and marathon; compare telethon, readathon, etc.

NounEdit

griefathon ‎(plural not attested)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A great outpouring of grief in response to some public news event.
    • 2007 June 11, Michael Kimmelman, “The Former Queen of Buzz Conjures a Golden Heyday”[1], New York Times:
      “It was the first great griefathon.