free·​bie | \ ˈfrē-bē How to pronounce freebie (audio) \
variants: or freebee

Definition of freebie

: something (such as a theater ticket) given without charge

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Examples of freebie in a Sentence

On the store's opening day, the manager gave out hats, small toys, and other freebies. I got this CD as a freebie for buying a receiver.

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There will also be treats, raffles and other freebies. Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Parties in the park and on the patio and more things to do," 7 June 2019 Last month, lawmakers upped the freebies for gas utilities to offset 25 percent of any rate hikes for all customers., "Oregon’s massive cap-and-trade bill inches forward," 6 June 2019 That embarrassing freebie is mostly gone, but Mini has just introduced a discounted option package for college students that 9-to-5 adults can't buy. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Only Current Students, Recent Grads, and U.S. Military Can Buy This Mini," 14 May 2019 Get the offer by signing up to get an invitation with promo code and use it at the register to get the freebie. Doreen Christensen,, "Free iced espresso drinks at Starbucks on Thursday," 6 July 2018 Here’s a legitimate freebie: Get a free $5 Starbucks gift card with purchase. Doreen Christensen, El Sentinel, "Cupón falso de Starbucks ofrece café gratis a 'personas de color', y usa la palabra "N..."," 19 Apr. 2018 There have been a lot of freebies, so who knows how many people are buying, but the store is gaining some traction at least. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "The Epic Games Store won't always push for exclusives 'at this scale'," 21 Mar. 2019 There are no strings — or shoelaces — attached to this freebie Friday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Flip for this freebie Friday! Get a free smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe," 12 June 2018 In addition to attending a glamorous wedding at an actual Indian palace, Nick and Priyanka’s wedding guests also received an assortment of freebies upon arrival to their rooms at the wedding venue. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas' Wedding: Everything You Need to Know," 4 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of freebie

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for freebie

by alteration from obsolete freeby gratis, irregular from free

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The first known use of freebie was in 1925

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English Language Learners Definition of freebie

informal : something that is given for free

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