a formative of no precise significance found in a variety of commercial coinages (Crayola; granola; Victrola) and jocular variations of words (crapola).
a suffix extracted from , 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).
commercial suffix, probably originally in pianola (q.v.).
used to form nouns An emphatic instance or humorous version of what is indicated: buckola/ crapola/ schnozzola
[1940s+; probably modeled on Pianola2 and Victrola2 , both found by 1905; -ola compounds proliferated after the Charles Van Doren payola scandal of 1959; -ola compounds, numbering about 40, offer no real semantic core]
[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f] /ˈu lɑf; English ˈoʊ ləf/ noun 1. (Olaf Tryggvessön) a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000. noun 1. Saint (Olaf Haraldssön) a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway. [oo-lahf, English oh-luh f, oh-luh v] /ˈu lɑf, English ˈoʊ ləf, ˈoʊ ləv/ noun 1. 1903–91, king of […]
- Olaf I
[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f] /ˈu lɑf; English ˈoʊ ləf/ noun 1. (Olaf Tryggvessön) a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000. /ˈəʊləf/ noun 1. known as Olaf Tryggvesson. ?965–?1000 ad, king of Norway (995–?1000). He began the conversion of Norway to Christianity
- Olaf II
noun 1. Saint (Olaf Haraldssön) a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway. noun 1. Saint. 995–1030 ad, king of Norway (1015–28), who worked to complete the conversion of Norway to Christianity; deposed by Canute; patron saint of Norway. Feast day: July 29
[ol-uh-lee-ber-ee] /ˈɒl ə liˌbɛr i/ noun, plural olallieberries. 1. a blackberry that is a cross between the loganberry and the youngberry, cultivated in California and Oregon.