Lagniappe definition

lănyəp, lăn-yăp
An extra or unexpected gift or benefit.
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(chiefly south) A small present given to a customer with a purchase.
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(Louisiana, Mississippi, Trinidad and Tobago, uncommon) An extra or unexpected gift or benefit, such as that given to a customer when they purchase something else.
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A small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer with the customer's purchase.
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A gratuity or the like.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lagniappe
Plural:
lagniappes

Origin of lagniappe

  • Louisiana French from American Spanish la ñapa the gift la the (from Latin illa) (feminine of ille that, the al-1 in Indo-European roots) ñapa (variant of llapa gift of a little something extra, bonus) (from Quechua) (from yapay to give more)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cajun French, from Spanish la ñapa variant of yapa, from Quechua yapay.

    From Wiktionary