regift

verb
re·​gift | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgift How to pronounce regift (audio) \
regifted; regifting; regifts

Definition of regift

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to give someone a gift that was previously received from someone else

transitive verb

: to give (a previously received gift) to someone else

regift

noun

Definition of regift (Entry 2 of 2)

: something given as a gift that the giver has previously received as a gift from someone else Make sure the regift recipient doesn't frequent the same social circles that the original gift-giver does.— Chris Mautner

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Other Words from regift

Verb

regifter noun

Examples of regift in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The 2006 donation was ultimately regifted to charity when allegations against Epstein first emerged. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Jeffrey Epstein’s Political Connections Include A Tangled Web Of World Leaders," 29 May 2020 If not, consider regifting it or cashing it out at a reduced rate at resale sites like CardPool.com and Raise.com. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Buy Now, Check In Later," 16 Apr. 2020 What sprung out of this regifting movement was surprising: in a society where civic participation and community bonds have weakened, the Buy Nothing economy created trust and familiarity. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "From Free Haircuts to a Holiday House-Cleaning, These Buy Nothing Group Giveaways Show How Caring Neighbors Can Be," 17 Jan. 2020 But without regifting, those unwanted gifts will be thrown away or tucked into the back of a closet. Molly Quell, Popular Science, "Regifting is good, actually," 6 Jan. 2020 As an earth sign, Taurus is very attentive to details, so regifting or offering them a cheap knockoff is an absolute no-no. Alice Bell, Vogue, "The Best Gifts for Every Astrological Sign on Your List," 26 Nov. 2018 Those in the transplant field say there will never be a huge number of kidneys available for regifting: Only 1 in 200 people die in a way that is viable for donation and only a small fraction of those people have received a kidney transplant. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "A new way to ease the organ shortage: ‘Regifting’ kidneys used in previous transplants," 25 Apr. 2018 As an earth sign, Taurus is very attentive to details, so regifting or offering them a cheap knockoff is an absolute no-no. Alice Bell, Vogue, "The Best Gifts for Every Astrological Sign on Your List," 26 Nov. 2018 Those in the transplant field say there will never be a huge number of kidneys available for regifting: Only 1 in 200 people die in a way that is viable for donation and only a small fraction of those people have received a kidney transplant. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, "A new way to ease the organ shortage: ‘Regifting’ kidneys used in previous transplants," 25 Apr. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Recommend a registry or regift Boxer also recommends using a gift registry, like Giftster, CheckedTwice or Amazon’s Wish List, to provide specific suggestions. Kim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "How to (politely) avoid getting unwanted gifts," 8 Dec. 2019 Gerwig’s is a regift of sorts, considering that this will technically be the eighth version of Alcott’s 1868 novel to appear on the big screen. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "A handy guide to (almost) all of the ‘Little Women’ adaptations," 13 Aug. 2019 No one wants to give a present that ends up relegated to the regift pile. The Cut, "10 Luxe Gifts That Will Never Go Out of Style," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of regift

Verb

1995, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1998, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of regift was in 1995

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14 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Regift.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regift. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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