payola

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a blend of pay +‎ Victrola.

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Noun[edit]

payola ‎(countable and uncountable, plural payolas)

  1. (US) 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).

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