plug·​o·​la (ˌ)plə-ˈgō-lə How to pronounce plugola (audio)
: incidental advertising on radio or television that is not purchased like regular advertising

Word History


plug + -ola (as in payola)

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plugola was in 1954

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“Plugola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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