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See also: Freecycle
Blend of free + recycle, popularized by The Freecycle Network and the general freecycling movement.
freecycle (third-person singular simple present freecycles, present participle freecycling, simple past and past participle freecycled)
- To recycle by giving away an item for free.
- I freecycled most of the junk cluttering my house.
freecycle (plural freecycles)
- A group (especially an online messaging group) that engages in freecycling.
- What freecycle did you join?
The Freecycle Network claimed Freecycle as a trademark to be used only as a brand name to identify the company’s products and services. However, a 9th Circuit ruling in 2007 affirmed that freecycle may be used as a word. A second 9th Circuit ruling in 2010 reaffirmed that TFN engaged in naked licensing and consequently abandoned its trademark.