giveaway

[ giv-uh-wey ]
/ ˈgɪv əˌweɪ /

noun

adjective

constituting a giveaway: a giveaway newspaper.

Nearby words

  1. give way,
  2. give way to,
  3. give what for,
  4. give-and-take,
  5. give-up,
  6. giveback,
  7. given,
  8. given name,
  9. given to,
  10. givenchy

Origin of giveaway

1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase give away

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Word Origin and History for giveaway

giveaway

n.

also give-away, "act of giving away," 1872, from phrase give away, c.1400 (of brides, from 1719); meaning "to betray, expose, reveal" is 1878, originally U.S. slang.

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