Definition of Lagniappe

1. Noun. A small gift (especially one given by a merchant to a customer who makes a purchase).

Generic synonyms: Gift



Definition of Lagniappe

1. n. In Louisiana, a trifling present given to customers by tradesmen; a gratuity.

Definition of Lagniappe

1. Noun. (context: Louisiana Mississippi Trinidad and Tobago) An extra or unexpected gift or benefit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lagniappe

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lagniappe

laggen
laggens
lagger
laggers
laggier
laggiest
laggin
lagging
lagging strand
laggingly
laggings
laggins
laggy
lagnappe
lagnappes
lagniappe (current term)
lagniappes
lagobolon
lagobolons
lagochiline
lagochilines
lagomorph
lagomorpha
lagomorphic
lagomorphs
lagoon
lagoon triggerfish
lagoonal
lagoons
lagophthalmia

Literary usage of Lagniappe

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1. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"If the waiter in the restaurant stumbles and spills a gill of coffee down the back of your neck, he says ' For lagniappe, sah,' and gets you another cup ..."

2. 1861 to 1865, by an Old Johnnie by James Dinkins (1897)
""lagniappe." I. KING PHILIP. After the war, General Forrest, with his wife and son, Captain Billy Forrest, went to live on his farm in Coahoma county, ..."

3. Dixie; Or, Southern Scenes and Sketches by Julian Ralph (1895)
"What are you going to give me for a lagniappe? ... A lagniappe means something thrown in, something extra, something more than is paid for; ..."

4. Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets: And Other Tales by Ruth (McEnery) Stuart (1896)
""Picayune o' light bread an' lagniappe* o' salt," Duke began, lifting out the parcels, ... lagniappe is a small gratuity which New Orleans children always ..."

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