Definition of freebie in English:

freebie

(also freebee)

noun

informal
  • A thing given free of charge.

    • ‘‘You see more and more companies giving freebies and samples away,’ he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In other words: bribe your readers with freebies, and they'll stick around.’
    • ‘He writes every few months, scrounging freebies that I never send.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The mouse pad can be worth more than just a freebie handout at a trade show.’
    • ‘But, apart from the airshow, the freebies at the stalls were an attraction to many.’
    • ‘A few children won prizes, and most others received freebies such as markers, toffees, and labels.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘Each week the selection of freebies will be different!’
    • ‘To add more smiles, the organisers gave away freebies to all the participants.’
    • ‘Yet as every chocolate bar manufacturer knows, giving away a few freebies does no harm to sales.’
    • ‘There are tempting freebies and ‘bundled offers’, provided you register in at once.’
    • ‘Purchases are dictated by freebies, and not necessarily by the strength of the brands themselves.’
    • ‘And last but not least, don't overlook the freebie seasonal offerings from your local arts centre.’
    • ‘Making our way up the gently ascending road that cut its way through the forest, we saw hordes of greedy monkeys waiting for freebies.’
    • ‘Why would I waste my spare time giving out freebies?’
    • ‘I'm all for bribing people out of their cars and into public transport by subsidies and freebies, to lessen the road congestion.’
    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: an arbitrary formation from free.

Pronunciation:

freebie

/ˈfrēbē/