One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thing given free of charge.
present, donation, offering, contribution, handout, presentation, bestowal, largesse, alms, charity, bonus, award, premium, bounty, boon, favour, bequest, legacy, inheritance, settlement, subsidy, grant, endowment, benefactionView synonyms
- ‘Making our way up the gently ascending road that cut its way through the forest, we saw hordes of greedy monkeys waiting for freebies.’
- ‘To add more smiles, the organisers gave away freebies to all the participants.’
- ‘Purchases are dictated by freebies, and not necessarily by the strength of the brands themselves.’
- ‘A few children won prizes, and most others received freebies such as markers, toffees, and labels.’
- ‘Yet as every chocolate bar manufacturer knows, giving away a few freebies does no harm to sales.’
- ‘As for the goodies, winners will walk away with trophies, cash awards and host of freebies from the event sponsors.’
- ‘Entry is free for the exhibition, which promises a lot of freebies for the visitors.’
- ‘Before she left for home again, she was also swamped with freebies and hampers, with her brother Kelvin also leaving with his hands full!’
- ‘The mouse pad can be worth more than just a freebie handout at a trade show.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘There are tempting freebies and ‘bundled offers’, provided you register in at once.’
- ‘But, apart from the airshow, the freebies at the stalls were an attraction to many.’
- ‘And I get freebies, and get to travel and see some amazing cultures and meet some amazing people.’
- ‘I'm all for bribing people out of their cars and into public transport by subsidies and freebies, to lessen the road congestion.’
- ‘In other words: bribe your readers with freebies, and they'll stick around.’
- ‘Each week the selection of freebies will be different!’
- ‘And last but not least, don't overlook the freebie seasonal offerings from your local arts centre.’
- ‘‘You see more and more companies giving freebies and samples away,’ he said.’
- ‘He writes every few months, scrounging freebies that I never send.’
1940s (originally US): an arbitrary formation from free.
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