giveaway

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

give +‎ away

Noun[edit]

giveaway ‎(plural giveaways)

  1. Something that is given away or handed out for free.
    The T-shirt was a giveaway from the company that sells the software.
  2. An event at which things are given away for free.
  3. Something that is obvious or apparent; something that reveals a secret.
    The frosting in his beard was a giveaway that he had been munching the cake.

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Synonyms[edit]

(something given away for free): freebie

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