free and easy


: marked by informality and lack of constraint
the free and easy, open-air life of the plainsAllan Murray
: not observant of strict demands
too free and easy in accepting political contributions
free-and-easiness noun
free and easy adverb

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of free and easy was in 1695

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“Free and easy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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