handsel


handsel

noun

Definition of HANDSEL

something given to someone without expectation of a return <gave little handsels to their houseguests on New Year's Day>
Synonyms bestowal, comp, donation, donative, fairing [British], freebie (or freebee), giveaway, handsel, lagniappe, largesse (also largess), present, presentation

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