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

Definition of freebie

: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web The City Council voted 7-2 Monday to place on the November ballot a proposal to repeal the 1919 People’s Ordinance, which has been criticized for providing an unfair freebie to one set of residents at the expense of others. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 July 2022 From July 11-15, the fast food chain is offering a different fry freebie with mobile order purchases. Sabrina Weiss,, 12 July 2022 These next steps may include reading an article, subscribing to an email newsletter, following you on social media, seeing a demo, taking a freebie, or buying a product. Mike Kappel, Forbes, 26 May 2022 At co-branded Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery locations, one freebie must be selected. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 The chain has also brought back a popular Halloween freebie. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 1 Nov. 2021 For a limited time, new Taco Bell Rewards members get a freebie for signing up. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 5 May 2022 Splayed glowing falcon wings, neon changshans, gold chrome cyclops sunglasses and Tron-looking black leggings with electric blue panels; the metaverse dress code was futuristic chaos, and suddenly my freebie tiara wasn't cutting it. Leah Dolan, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 Tuesday is one of the biggest freebie days of the year for educators nationwide. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 See More

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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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29 Jul 2022

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“Freebie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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