Definition of regift in English:

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regift

verb

Pronunciation: /riːˈɡɪft/
[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
  • Unwanted gifts can be returned and, yes, even regifted, but doing so takes a certain measure of craftiness.
  • You may already have the perfect gift sitting right at home, but there are dos and don'ts to regifting.
  • I was confused at first, but not after consulting my friend Alex, who regifted a bottle of Manischewitz to his parents; they haven't stop thanking him since.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈriːɡɪft/
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
  • The last thing you'd want to have happen is for a regift to get spotted by the person who gave it to you.
  • Unless it's a family heirloom, most people feel belittled by a regift.
  • Some of you may have the perfect re-gift sitting in your driveway or gathering dust in a garage.

Derivatives

regifter

noun
Example sentences
  • Knowing your network of friends is vital to being a successful regifter.
  • Receiving a regifted item can feel more insulting when the regifter is part of the family.
  • Many a regifter has been outed when the original gift tag or receipt gave them away.

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Line breaks: re¦gift

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