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.

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The most important pick, other than Nelson, could well have been guard Braden Smith in the second round, with one of those freebie picks from the Jets. Peter King,, "One Question, 32 Answers: What Do You Think About Every Team’s Offseason?," 2 May 2018 Don't look for the Indians to employ a freebie deal. Marc Bona,, "Free baseball tickets? Orioles trying 'Kids Cheer Free' deal," 15 Apr. 2018 Organizers say to get there early for a T-shirt and other freebies. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Modern art, music top the list of things to do in DFW this week," 6 June 2018 Epic’s starting off strong, too: The first freebie is Subnautica, the underwater survival game that emerged from early access in 2018. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Free copies of Subnautica: Epic Games Store kickstarts your library with a winner," 14 Dec. 2018 The freebies also included multiple information packets for the couple's wedding extravaganza. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' Wedding Goodies Include "Oh Sh*t Kits"," 30 Nov. 2018 Both sites say that Note 9 buyers will be rewarded with some Fortnite bonus freebies in exchange for preordering the phone, including complimentary V-Bucks, player skins, and more. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Fortnite for Android might be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 9 at launch," 26 July 2018 Find out the daily freebie on Sugar Shack's social media accounts. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Donut madness! Get freebies no matter how you spell it for National Doughnut Day Friday," 30 May 2018 Perhaps this freebie could be chalked up to someone hitting a switch a few days early. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "As PUBG for PS4 looms, Xbox unofficially responds: have the game for free," 7 Nov. 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

informal : something that is given for free

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