free lunch


: something one does not have to pay for
also : free ride

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free lunch was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Free lunch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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