Definition of Payola

1. Noun. A bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record.

Generic synonyms: Bribe, Payoff

Definition of Payola

1. Noun. (American English) A bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Payola

1. a secret payment for favors [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Payola

payments
payn
payndemain
paynim
paynimry
paynims
paynize
paynized
paynizes
paynizing
paynym
paynyms
payoff
payoff function
payoffs
payola (current term)
payolas
payor
payors
payot
payout
payouts
payphone
payphones
payroll
payroll check
payroll department
payroller
payrolls
pays

Literary usage of Payola

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1. A Greek and English Dictionary, Comprising All the Words in the Writings of by John Groves (1830)
"... -h, -In, (fe. s-pave/u to provide) provident, careful, thoughtful. TI payola, -as, Ion. -t'i, -nc, 4, (II'. same)foresight, providence care ..."

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