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pay·o·la

 (pā-ō′lə)
n.
1. Payment of a party, especially a disc jockey or radio station, for the promotion of a product or service, such as a commercial musical recording, without making the legally required disclosure of sponsorship.
2. The money used to make such payment.

[Probably pay(off) + -ola, suff.; see crapola.]

payola

(peɪˈəʊlə)
n
1. a bribe given to secure special treatment, esp to a disc jockey to promote a commercial product
2. the practice of paying or receiving such bribes
[C20: from pay1 + -ola, as in Pianola]

pay•o•la

(peɪˈoʊ lə)

n.
secret payment in return for the promotion of a product, service, etc., through the abuse of one's position or influence, as a bribe paid to a disc jockey to promote a record.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.payola - a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record
bribe, payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

payola

noun
Money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior:
Informal: payoff.
Slang: boodle.
Translations

payola

[peɪˈəʊlə] N (US) → soborno m, coima f (Andes, S. Cone), mordida f (CAm, Mex)

payola

n (esp US) (= bribery)Bestechung f; (= bribe)Schmiergeld nt
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