playathon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From play +‎ -athon.

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Noun[edit]

playathon (plural playathons)

  1. (informal) An extended period of playing.
    • 1984, Joanne Oppenheim, Kids and play:
      Before long, the other youngster came up the aisle with crayons and paper in hand. "Wanna color?" she asked. In moments, the two were launched on a four-hour playathon.
    • 1993, "Alison Hsieh", Now?????!!!!! (on newsgroup k12.chat.senior)
      Our orchestra is going to have a playathon in the mall where we will play music for about 5 hours or so.

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