televangelist

[ tel-i-van-juh-list ]
/ ˌtɛl ɪˈvæn dʒə lɪst /

noun

an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of televangelist

1980–85; blend of television and evangelist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for televangelist

British Dictionary definitions for televangelist

televangelist
/ (ˌtɛlɪˈvændʒəlɪst) /

noun

US an evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television, preaching the gospel and appealing for donations from viewers

Word Origin for televangelist

C20: from tele (vision) + (e) vangelist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012