Giveaway



[giv-uh-wey] /ˈgɪv əˌweɪ/

noun
1.
an act or instance of giving something away.
2.
something that is given away, especially as a gift or premium:
A pocket calculator was offered as a giveaway with every new subscription to the magazine.
3.
a radio or television program on which prizes are given away to contestants in a question-and-answer game.
4.
a tax law or other legislation designed to benefit one segment of the population, one area or state, etc.:
a giveaway that benefited only the very rich.
5.
an unscrupulous deal, especially one that benefits some while defrauding others.
6.
Sports. any careless loss of possession of a ball, puck, etc., or other offensive lapse that leads to a score by the opponent.
adjective
7.
constituting a giveaway:
a giveaway newspaper.
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.

modifier

: a giveaway show/ giveaway offer

noun

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