Definition of potboil in English:

potboil

Pronunciation /ˈpɒtbɔɪl/

verb

informal
  • 1To produce artistic, literary, or other creative work solely to make a living by catering to popular taste, without regard to artistic quality.

  • 2To produce (artistic, literary, or other creative work) solely to make a living by catering to popular taste, without regard to artistic quality.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882), painter and poet. From pot + boil, after potboiler.