Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give (an unwanted item received as a gift) to another person as a gift.

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  • verb transitive, informal To give something as a gift which the giver previously received as a gift; to give to a person something previously received as a gift.
  • noun informal A gift which has been given to a second or subsequent recipient.

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Examples

  • Feel free to "regift" this present to as many as you can!

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  • And when you receive Aunt Beatrice's holiday fruitcake again this year, you know that you can easily "regift" it to kind, old Mr. Smith who doesn't have anybody to bake him holiday treats.

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  • Feel free to "regift" this present to as many as you can!

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  • Well, Christmas is over, but the Rockettes are still doing their crotch-flashing kicks, and the English will persist in celebrating Boxing Day, that holiday when they "regift" things, drink all your booze and try to borrow money ….

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  • I never dreamed that someday I would "regift" that sweater to my baby boy's baby boy.

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  • Find out why a quarter of Brits plan to 'regift' unwanted presents this Christmas, and let us know if you'll be one of them!

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  • Then use Facebook Connect to "regift" the fruitcake to friends around the globe.

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  • Then use Facebook Connect to "regift" the fruitcake to friends around the globe.

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  • We can tell that from the way people who "regift" take care that the original giver should not find out.

    NYT > Opinion

  • UPS Regifter Application: UPS executives created a Web application on Facebook and www. upsregifter.com in which users could "regift" virtual presents to friends and family. www.upsregifter.com The initiative was originally conceived as a fun holiday promotion, says UPS PR manager Debbie Curtis-Magley ...

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