from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trifling article added gratis to a purchase in shops or markets to encourage custom; any complimentary present from a dealer to a customer: as, a turkey sent at Christmas for lagnappe.


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  • Out of it comes their lagnappe for making a journey to the store.

    Sergeant York And His People

  • Hayden had won in his dice-throwing and Fate took defeat handsomely, granting him his desires and throwing a favor or two for lagnappe.

    The Silver Butterfly

  • In all his tracks followed the hooded bread-cart, with its light-weight loaves for worthless money and with only the staggering news for lagnappe.

    Kincaid's Battery


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