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plugola Line breaks: plug|ola
Pronunciation: /plʌˈɡəʊlə/

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Definition of plugola in English:


[mass noun] North American informal
The incidental or unofficial promotion of a person or product in the media, sometimes in return for a payment.


1950s: from plug + -ola, after payola.

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