Definition of freebie in English:

freebie

noun

informal
  • A thing that is provided or given free of charge.

    ‘a freebie to the Himalayas’
    • ‘The mouse pad can be worth more than just a freebie handout at a trade show.’
    • ‘A few children won prizes, and most others received freebies such as markers, toffees, and labels.’
    • ‘But, apart from the airshow, the freebies at the stalls were an attraction to many.’
    • ‘There are tempting freebies and ‘bundled offers’, provided you register in at once.’
    • ‘Entry is free for the exhibition, which promises a lot of freebies for the visitors.’
    • ‘To add more smiles, the organisers gave away freebies to all the participants.’
    • ‘And last but not least, don't overlook the freebie seasonal offerings from your local arts centre.’
    • ‘He writes every few months, scrounging freebies that I never send.’
    • ‘Each week the selection of freebies will be different!’
    • ‘As for the goodies, winners will walk away with trophies, cash awards and host of freebies from the event sponsors.’
    • ‘Purchases are dictated by freebies, and not necessarily by the strength of the brands themselves.’
    • ‘Making our way up the gently ascending road that cut its way through the forest, we saw hordes of greedy monkeys waiting for freebies.’
    • ‘Yet as every chocolate bar manufacturer knows, giving away a few freebies does no harm to sales.’
    • ‘In other words: bribe your readers with freebies, and they'll stick around.’
    • ‘I'm all for bribing people out of their cars and into public transport by subsidies and freebies, to lessen the road congestion.’
    • ‘The book, the freebie gifts, the jollies at the expense of others, the only wonder is that she's got away with it for so long.’
    • ‘Why would I waste my spare time giving out freebies?’
    • ‘‘You see more and more companies giving freebies and samples away,’ he said.’
    • ‘And I get freebies, and get to travel and see some amazing cultures and meet some amazing people.’
    • ‘Before she left for home again, she was also swamped with freebies and hampers, with her brother Kelvin also leaving with his hands full!’
    present, donation, offering, contribution, handout, presentation, bestowal, largesse, alms, charity, bonus, award, premium, bounty, boon, favour, bequest, legacy, inheritance, settlement, subsidy, grant, endowment, benefaction
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Origin

1940s (originally US): an arbitrary formation from free.

Pronunciation

freebie

/ˈfriːbi/