free·​bie ˈfrē-bē How to pronounce freebie (audio)
variants or freebee
: something (such as a theater ticket) given without charge

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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Word History


by alteration from obsolete freeby gratis, irregular from free

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of freebie was in 1925

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“Freebie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or freebee
: something given or received without charge

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