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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This isn’t the first time Southwest agents have encouraged their customers’ creativity in the name of patience and freebies. Jen Juneau,, "Southwest Airlines Holds Worst Driver's License Photo Contest During 2-Hour Flight Delay," 26 Aug. 2019 In the spirit of sharing, here are some freebies around the region this week. Globe Staff,, "Freebies: Who doesn’t like them?," 18 Aug. 2019 That, of course, transpires in Bynum and Hicks’s living room on that white board, next to the medicine balls, dip bar, freebie couch and dining room table. Ross Dellenger,, "How Cal—Yes, Cal—Built What May Be the Best Secondary in College Football," 13 Aug. 2019 This late-summer annual tradition is a freebie concert that features performances from soon-to-arrive touring shows. Web Behrens,, "15 things to do with the kids Aug. 12-18," 11 Aug. 2019 Here's one freebie, in the form of a positively picturesque view of Machu Picchu in Peru. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A boy's uplifting challenge, some heroic first responders and a ducky derby," 10 Aug. 2019 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Find ice cream deals and freebies on Aug. 2 at participating locations. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Ice Cream Sandwich Day 2019: Oscar Mayer joins war on ice cream with its Ice Dog Sandwich," 3 Aug. 2019 One candidate after another has generated some buzz by offering up one freebie or another for tackling $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Can 2020 presidential election help you shake off student loan debt?," 25 July 2019 The freebie items in question were included in all online orders, across all sizes and categories, for a limited time and have since been removed. Mekita Rivas,, "Some Plus-Size Forever 21 Shoppers Received Diet Bars With Their Orders," 25 July 2019

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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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