- something given without charge or cost, as a ticket to a performance or sports event or a free sample at a store: Freebies can be very useful in promoting your brand or business.
Origin of freebie
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Examples from the Web for freebie
Odds are, you expected Jackson to swish all three, but first freebie dribbled off the front of the rim and suddenly, hope renewed!Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?
April 7, 2014
I thought his talents were being wasted in a freebie weekly that people stopped reading a couple decades ago.'The Village Voice' Was Crazy to Fire Him: 5 Reasons Why Michael Musto Matters
May 17, 2013
When you become a PORC, you grab any freebie advice you can get.The Bag Lady Writes a Book
February 19, 2010
When you become a PORC (Person of Reduced Circumstances) with major bag-lady fears, you grab any freebie advice you can get.The Bag Lady Papers, Part IV
January 14, 2009
- something provided without charge
- without charge; free
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Word Origin and History for freebie
also freeby, 1942 (adj.); 1946 (n.); perhaps as early as 1900; formed "arbitrarily" [OED] from free (adj.).
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