lagniappe definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi A small present presented by a storeowner to an individual utilizing the buyer's acquisition.
    • Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi An extra or unanticipated present or benefit. Also referred to as regionally boot2. See Local Note at beignet.
    • an additional or unanticipated gift or benefit, such as for instance that given to a customer when they buy something else.
    • In Louisiana, a trifling present given to consumers by tradesmen; a gratuity.
    • A tip or gratuity.
    • Everything gotten gratuitously or unexpectedly.
    • a small present (especially one provided by a merchant to an individual which decides to purchase something)

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