[lan-yap, lan-yap] /lænˈyæp, ˈlæn yæp/
Chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas. a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus.
a gratuity or tip.
an unexpected or indirect benefit.
a small gift, esp one given to a customer who makes a purchase
something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus
“dividend, something extra,” 1849, from New Orleans creole, of unknown origin though much speculated upon. Originally a bit of something given by New Orleans shopkeepers to customers. Said to be from American Spanish la ñapa “the gift.” Klein says this is in turn from Quechua yapa “something added, gift.”
We picked up one excellent word — a word worth travelling to New Orleans to get; a nice, limber, expressive, handy word — ‘lagniappe.’ They pronounce it lanny-yap. It is Spanish — so they said. [Mark Twain, “Life on the Mississippi”]
A dividend; something extra: I hit her with a few real hard ones for lagniappe (or good measure)/ From the company’s point of view, of course, safety is a lagniappe
[1849+; fr New Orleans Creole, origin unknown and much speculated upon; originally a little present or gratuity given to a customer by a New Orleans merchant]
[lah-gaw th e nee-kah-rah-gwah] /ˈlɑ gɔ ðɛ ˌni kɑˈrɑ gwɑ/ noun 1. Spanish name of Lake Nicaragua.
noun 1. See under 1 (def 6). [lag] /læg/ verb (used without object), lagged, lagging. 1. to fail to maintain a desired pace or to keep up; fall or stay behind: After five minutes of hard running, some of them began to lag. 2. to move or develop slowly, as toward a goal or objective, […]
[lag-uh-mawrf] /ˈlæg əˌmɔrf/ noun 1. any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors. /ˈlæɡəʊˌmɔːf/ noun 1. any placental mammal of the order Lagomorpha, having two pairs of upper incisors specialized for gnawing: includes pikas, rabbits, and hares
[luh-goon] /ləˈgun/ noun 1. an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes. Compare . 2. Also, lagune. any small, pondlike body of water, especially one connected with a larger body of water. 3. an artificial pool for storage and treatment of polluted or excessively hot sewage, industrial waste, etc. /ləˈɡuːn/ […]