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 This Saturday could be a freebie for those headed out to local trails, lakes and parks, as some federal and state agencies are waiving their usual parking fees in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. oregonlive, 8 June 2021 Wait an extra day to skip the freebie and get 25% off instead—valid through May 28. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 25 May 2021 Nic Dowd gave the Bruins a freebie by rimming the puck to the other side, with no teammates in that area code., 24 May 2021 Tax Day used to be one of the biggest freebie and deal days of the year before the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 17 May 2021 The freebie touted in de Blasio's viral moment isn't the only one aimed at increasing inoculations. Allison Elyse Gualtieri, CBS News, 13 May 2021 But, Americans aren't the only ones who can score a freebie. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2021 Donovan Solano, pinch hitter for La Stella, walked to open the seventh, Yastrzemski joined him with a freebie, and a fielder’s choice sent Solano to third. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Apr. 2021 The push to get shots in arms has morphed into a kind of freebie frenzy, with businesses ranging from marijuana dispensaries to arcades promoting giveaways. Charles Passy, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2021

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Freebie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of freebie

informal : something that is given for free

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