from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi A small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer with the customer's purchase.
- n. Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. Also called regionally boot2. See Regional Note at beignet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit, such as that given to a customer when they purchase something else.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Louisiana, a trifling present given to customers by tradesmen; a gratuity.
- n. A tip or gratuity.
- n. Anything obtained gratuitously or unexpectedly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small gift (especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase)
Louisiana French, from American Spanish la ñapa, the gift : la, the (from Latin illa, feminine of ille, that, the; see al-1 in Indo-European roots) + ñapa (variant of yapa, gift, from Quechua, from yapay, to give more).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Cajun French, from Spanish la ñapa variant of yapa, from Quechua yapay. (Wiktionary)