gratis

[ grat-is, grey-tis ]
/ ˈgræt ɪs, ˈgreɪ tɪs /

adverb

without charge or payment; free: The manufacturer provided an extra set of coat buttons gratis.

adjective

free; gratuitous.

Origin of gratis

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin grātīs freely, contraction of grātiīs with favors, graces (ablative plural of grātia grace)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gratis

gracious gratis gratuitous
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British Dictionary definitions for gratis

gratis
/ (ˈɡreɪtɪs, ˈɡrætɪs, ˈɡrɑːtɪs) /

adverb, adjective

(postpositive) without payment; free of charge

Word Origin for gratis

C15: from Latin: out of kindness, from grātiīs, ablative pl of grātia favour
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