-ola

-ola

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, especially covert payments to an entertainment figure in return for promoting a product, making an appearance, etc.” (playola; plugola ).

Origin:
apparently < Italian or Latin -ola diminutive suffix; see -ole1, -ule

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-ola
commercial suffix, probably originally in pianola (q.v.).
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