an act or instance of giving something away.
something that is given away, especially as a gift or premium: A pocket calculator was offered as a giveaway with every new subscription to the magazine.
a radio or television program on which
prizes are given away to contestants in a question-and-answer game.
a tax law or other legislation designed to benefit one segment of the population, one area or state, etc.: a giveaway that benefited only the very rich.
an unscrupulous deal, especially one that benefits some while defrauding others.
any careless loss of possession
of a ball, puck, etc., or other offensive lapse that leads to a score by the opponent.
constituting a giveaway: a giveaway newspaper.
1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase give away