- 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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- something provided without charge
- without charge; free
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also freeby, 1942 (adj.); 1946 (n.); perhaps as early as 1900; formed "arbitrarily" [OED] from free (adj.).
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