Synonyms for payola

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WORD ORIGIN

"graft" (especially to disc jockeys from record companies to play their music), 1938 (in a "Variety" headline), from pay off "bribery" (underworld slang from 1930) + ending from Victrola, etc. (see pianola). Cf. also plugola (1959), from plug (n.) in the advertising sense.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PAYOLA

bribe

nounpayoff to influence illegal or wrong activity
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