dead giveaway

Definition of dead giveaway

:something that shows (the truth about something) clearly
  • The camera is a dead giveaway that you're a tourist.

Word by Word Definitions

dead play
  1. : deprived of life : no longer alive

  2. : having the appearance of death : deathly

  3. : lacking power to move, feel, or respond : numb

  1. : someone who is no longer alive : one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

  2. : the state of being dead

  3. : the time of greatest quiet

  1. : absolutely, utterly

  2. : suddenly and completely

  3. : directly

giveaway play
  1. : an unintentional revelation or betrayal

  2. : something given away free

  3. : the act of giving something away free

  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to deliver (a bride) ceremonially to the bridegroom at a wedding

  3. : betray


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