The Online Slang Dictionary
(American, English, and Urban slang)

Login     Register     Forgot password     Resend confirmation
You may have seen in the news that Google is researching methods to censor the web. Google's censorship is nothing new: they've been censoring this site for nearly 7 years. And lying about it. You can read more about Google's censorship here.

Definition of payola

payola

  • Money transferred directly from a band to a DJ, to bribe the DJ into playing their songs either on the radio or on a video channel.
    The DJ was fired for accepting Payola.

    Last edited on Mar 02 2003. Submitted by Matt F. from Mississauga, ON, Canada on Mar 02 2003.

  • money paid to radio stations in exchange for song airtime.
    • See more words with the same meaning: money.

    Last edited on Sep 27 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 27 2009.

+Add a definition for this slang term

More info:

Interactive stats:

Related words

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'money':

Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: to fight.
Definitions include: a very attractive person; "a perfect ten".
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: a unit of money. Notes: also spelled "samolian."
Definitions include: a large amount of money.
Definitions include: a very good, trusted friend, often from childhood; "homie"; "boy".
Definitions include: a $20 bag of marijuana.
Definitions include: unattractive.
Definitions include: $20.
Definitions include: an insignificant amount of money.
Definitions include: to ejaculate.
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: money.
Definitions include: short for "gangster" or "gangsta."

Slang terms with the same root words

None. How about some random words?

Definitions include: a gulp.
Definitions include: the person your speaking to agrees with you
Definitions include: beer.
Definitions include: to laugh extremely hard.
Definitions include: fake.
Definitions include: to perform cunnilingus.
Definitions include: to spread an idea around.
Definitions include: "macaroni" and cheese.
Definitions include: gangly and ungraceful.
Definitions include: gym shoes.

How common is this slang?

Don't click the following.
I use it(3)  
No longer use it(1)  
Heard it but never used it(1)  
Have never heard it(10)  

How vulgar is this slang?

Average of 7 votes: 34%  (See the most vulgar words.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Your vote: None   (To vote, click the pepper. Vote how vulgar the word is – not how mean it is.)


Least vulgar  
  Most vulgar

Where is this slang used?

Logged-in users can add themselves to the map. Login, Register, Login instantly with Facebook.


Link to this slang definition

To link to this term in a web page or blog, insert the following.

<a href="http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/payola">payola</a>

To link to this term in a wiki such as Wikipedia, insert the following.

[http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/payola payola]

Some wikis use a different format for links, so be sure to check the documentation.