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.
Recent Examples on the Web That’s when this freebie will disappear and the next will take its place. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is Epic's latest free game giveaway," 28 May 2020 Ambani also rolled out a number of freebies to Jio’s users to expand the brand’s reach adding to the debt pile. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "How Asia’s richest man racked up a $21 billion debt, and is now working overtime to clear it," 17 May 2020 For National Ice Cream Day, download the Dairy Queen app and register for an account and get notified of freebies and weekly exclusives. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Here's the scoop on National Ice Cream Day deals and freebies in Louisville," 3 June 2019 Wendy's has a freebie available through April 6 on its mobile app. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Free food alert: Wendy's, Subway, Dunkin' and Dairy Queen offer up sweet limited-time deals," 6 Mar. 2020 To celebrate the day, there are some freebies, deals and discounts to celebrate Leap Year. Leada Gore |, al, "Leap Day 2020: Feb. 29 freebies, discounts, deals to celebrate Leap Year," 29 Feb. 2020 In fact, on the new Weight Watchers diet plan, a cup of orange juice will cost you 6 smart points, about the same as a small bowl of pasta or a couple of chocolate cookies, whereas an actual orange is a freebie at zero points. Marisa Cohen, Good Housekeeping, "Is Orange Juice Good for You? 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking OJ," 7 Jan. 2020 Favre changed the play without telling anyone, faking a handoff and running right toward Strahan before diving at his feet for a freebie. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Cards' Chandler Jones has chance at NFL sacks record, Defensive Player of the Year honors," 28 Dec. 2019 Apple is essentially doing just that by giving TV+ as a freebie for buying a new Apple product. Washington Post, "Apple Has the Cash, But Does It Need a Hollywood Studio?," 27 Sep. 2019

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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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22 Jun 2020

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“Freebie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of freebie

informal : something that is given for free

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