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potboiler Line breaks: pot|boil¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒtbɔɪlə/

Definition of potboiler in English:


A book, film, or other creative work produced solely to make the originator a living by catering to popular taste.
Example sentences
  • They may as well have called it deep six, because the film plummeted into a predictable pastiche of previous potboilers.
  • As art, it was essentially a potboiler, refusing any commerce with physical or psychological detail.
  • A make-belief potboiler, the film has grossed over a crore in a week.
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