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lagniappe

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1 something given in addition to what is ordinarily expected or owed
  • the meal was served with a lagniappe of freshly made cornbread

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2 something given to someone without expectation of a return
  • the hotel threw in some free shampoo as a lagniappe

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“Lagniappe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lagniappe. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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