free·bie | \ˈfrē-bē \
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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Though many spots will be offering deals all month long, most are saving their freebies for National Ice Cream Day, which falls on Sunday, July 15 this year. Olivia Harrison,, "Here's Where To Get Free Ice Cream This Month," 9 July 2018 The dongle has similar hardware to the $69 2017 Amazon Fire TV, which would make for a good developer freebie for those who attend the show. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google I/O 2018 preview—What we’re expecting from Google’s big show," 30 Apr. 2018 For restaurants and stores that are open, many offer freebies and special discounts to veterans and active military. Editors, USA TODAY, "Memorial Day, National Burger Day and NBA Finals: 5 things you need to know Monday," 28 May 2018 For clothing, tech, travel and other discounts, check out this comprehensive list of freebies and sales for educators. The Enquirer,, "Free Chipotle, Raising Cane's and other deals for National Teacher Appreciation Week," 7 May 2018 Plenty of brands are also offering freebies and deals in honor of Earth Day, which falls on Sunday, April 22 this year. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "9 of the Best Deals for Earth Day 2018," 20 Apr. 2018 On Sundays, Beef O’Brady’s at 8655 Stirling Road in Cooper City (954-689-4747) offers the freebie from 5 to 9 p.m. Sally Deneen,, "Free kid's meals offered at South Florida restaurants," 12 July 2018 The freebie will be valid on future visits from July to September. Olivia Harrison,, "Here's Where Moms Can Eat For Free This Mother's Day," 11 May 2018 According to the restaurant chain's website, educators can claim their freebie from 3 p.m. to close Tuesday, May 8, by presenting their faculty ID. Michelle Ewing, ajc, "How to get free Chipotle on Teacher Appreciation Day," 1 May 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

: something that is given for free

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