gra·​tis | \ ˈgra-təs, ˈgrā- \

Definition of gratis

: without charge or recompense : free the food was supplied gratis

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Gratis comes from the Latin word for "favor;" so in English a party favor is a small item given gratis to everyone attending a party. Gratis is used as both an adjective ("The drinks were gratis") and an adverb ("Drinks were served gratis"). But however it's used, it means "free".

First Known Use of gratis

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gratis

Middle English, from Latin gratiis, gratis, from ablative plural of gratia favor — more at grace

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The first known use of gratis was in the 15th century

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gratis

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of gratis

—used to indicate that no money is paid for something

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