giveaway

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noun give·away \ˈgiv-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of giveaway

  1. 1 :  an unintentional revelation or betrayal

  2. 2a :  something given away free; specifically :  premium 1db :  the act of giving something away free staging a promotional giveaway

  3. 3 :  a radio or television program on which prizes are given away

Examples of giveaway in a Sentence

  1. The way she looked at him was a dead giveaway that they were more than just friends.

  2. The store is offering coffee mugs as free giveaways to attract new customers.

  3. The store is staging a promotional giveaway to attract new customers.

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First Known Use of giveaway

1882




GIVEAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

giveaway

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Definition of giveaway for English Language Learners

  • : something (such as a movement or a facial expression) that clearly shows the truth or existence of something that had not been known

  • : something that is given away free

  • : an event at which things are given away



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