Definition of infomercial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnfəʊˈmɜːʃl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnfoʊˈmɜːrʃl//
(especially North American English) Marketing, TV shows
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a long advertisement on television that tries to give a lot of information about a subject, so that it does not appear to be an advertisement More Like ThisBlended or portmanteau wordsalcopop, breathalyser, bromance, brunch, chillax, chugger, docusoap, edutainment, greenwash, guesstimate, infomercial, mechatronics, metrosexual, mockney, motel, multiplex, pleather, podcast, robocall, simulcast, sitcom, smog, staycation, telethon, televangelist, workaholic See worksheet. See related entries: Marketing, TV shows Word Origin1980s: blend of information and commercial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: infomercial