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Word Origin for thon
British Dictionary definitions for thon (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -thon
Example sentences from the Web for thon
They are sure to get cheers rather than curses as word spreads that these are now Help-a-Thon numbers.
So why not make what would have been the New York Marathon into the New York Help-a-Thon?
Of course, Romney's campaign didn't invent the campaign call-a-thon, but they did tweak the formula in one crucial way.
The fleet was to land the army on the plain of Mar´a-thon, close by the sea, and only one day's journey from Athens.The Story of the Greeks|H. A. Guerber
He, or she, sends you through the mail notices of "thon's" books and lectures.The Unpopular Review Vol. I|Various
Page 139: Original text in footnote 'Thon' replaced with 'Thou'.The Roman Poets of the Republic|William Young Sellar
Thon, thonder; yon, yonder:—'Not a tree or a thing only thon wee couple of poor whins that's blowing up thonder on the rise.'English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce
The water barriers of the Thon and the Aure were forced, and the plateaus to the north occupied.