televangelist

televangelist

[tel-i-van-juh-list]
noun
an evangelist who regularly conducts religious services on television.

Origin:
1980–85; blend of television and evangelist

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televangelist (ˌtɛlɪˈvændʒəlɪst)
 
n
(US) an evangelical preacher who appears regularly on television, preaching the gospel and appealing for donations from viewers
 
[C20: from tele(vision) + (e)vangelist]

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televangelist
1973, from tele(vision) + evangelist. The earliest record of the word in OED is a reference to Rex Humbard in a "New York Times" article of July 26, 1973.
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