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1. a formative of no precise significance found in a variety of commercial coinages (Crayola; granola; Victrola) and jocular variations of words (crapola).
2. a suffix extracted from payola, used in coinages that have the general sense “bribery, esp. covert payments to an entertainment figure in return for promoting a product, making an appearance, etc.” (playola; plugola).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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