Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 12/30/14 Lagniappe

Lagniappe (noun)
lagniappe [lan-yap, lan-yap]


noun
1. Chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas. a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus.
2. a gratuity or tip.
3. an unexpected or indirect benefit.

Also, lagnappe.

Origin: 1840-50, Americanism; < Louisiana French < American Spanish la ñapa the addition, equivalent to la feminine definite article + ñapa, variant of yapa < Quechua: that which is added

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