channel surfing

noun
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

Definition of channel surfing

: the action or practice of surfing through television programs usually by use of a remote control

channel surf

intransitive verb

channel surfer

noun

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First Known Use of channel surfing

1988

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Definition of channel surfing for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of using a remote control to change television stations quickly as you look for something to watch


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