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regift

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Definition of regift in English:

verb

Pronunciation: /riːˈɡɪft
 
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[with object]
Give (an unwanted gift that one has received) to someone else as a gift: do you think she’ll regift that horrendous vase? [no object]: the survey showed that 5 per cent of consumers plan to regift this Christmas
More example sentences
  • That's the ugliest sweater I've ever seen. You should give it to charity or regift it to your mother-in-law.
  • It's great that you are re-gifting your children's overflow birthday items to a worthy cause.
  • I know I had quite a few duplicates and outfits my children never wore as babies, and this is a great opportunity to re-gift those items.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈriːɡɪft
 
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An unwanted gift used by its original recipient as a gift for someone else: most of my regifts are more meaningful than the usual bouquet of flowers
More example sentences
  • I remember one regift I received that I didn't appreciate.
  • Some of you may have the perfect re-gift sitting in your driveway or gathering dust in a garage.
  • A gift from your cousin can be a re-gift for a co-worker, for instance, but not your sister.

Derivatives

regifter

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noun
Example sentences
  • If you are a serial regifter - use a notebook to record who gave you what.
  • I would say that regifters should not try to hide the fact that they are regifting.
  • Receiving a regifted item can feel more insulting when the regifter is part of the family.

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