griefathon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grief and marathon; compare telethon, readathon, etc.

Noun[edit]

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”, in New York Times[1]:
      “It was the first great griefathon.