Definition of lagniappe in English:

lagniappe

Line breaks: la¦gniappe
Pronunciation: /laˈnjap
 
/

noun

North American
  • Something given as a bonus or gratuity.
    More example sentences
    • The couplings are lagniappes but damn good ones.
    • Nobody, but nobody did Debussy better than Stokowski and it is nice to have these lagniappes appended to the Holst.
    • I would have recommended this disc if the only thing on it was the Sibelius but you get two lagniappes.

Origin

Louisiana French, from Spanish la ñapa.

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