payola NOUN chiefly N. Amer. bribery in return for the unofficial promotion of a product in the media.
ORIGIN from PAY(Cf. ↑payer) + -ola as in Victrola, a make of gramophone; the term originally referred to the bribery of a disc jockey to promote a record.

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