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free gratis

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free gratis

adjective phrase

: a free-gratis perk/ free-gratis tickets

adverb phrase

Without charge; for free •In earliest form free, gratis, and for nothing: The Congressmen traveled free gratis (1883+)

[fr combination of free with Latin gratis, ''free'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I'll give you half of the first cargo for yourself, free gratis for nothing—just to make a good start.'

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • I'll cut the tree, and trim it, and haul it to town to-morrow, free gratis for nothing.

    The Flag Homer Greene
  • He promised to get a minister, and 'tend to it, and wait a day till it was all over, and then take her on to Boston free gratis.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Oh, we'll get up Madame Tussaud for her at home, free gratis, for nothing at all!

    Magnum Bonum Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Mister, perhaps you'd accept one of these sets from Dixon free gratis, for nothing.

  • And each and every purchaser is presented vith a book containing fifty songs, all new and prime, free gratis and for nothink!

  • Huh, they let the preachers in free gratis, an' they ought to let everybody in fer nuthin' caus it warn't wuth nuthin'.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field

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