giveaway

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From 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.
    Synonym: freebie
  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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