[ chan-l-surf ]
/ ˈtʃæn lˌsɜrf /

verb (used without object)

to change from one channel on a television set to another with great or unusual frequency, especially by using a remote control.

Origin of channel-surf

An Americanism dating back to 1985–90

OTHER WORDS FROM channel-surf

channel surfer, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020