Lagniappe

Lagniappe

ˌlanˈyap

Noun

  • Something given as a bonus or extra gift.

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Example Sentences

“My grandmother always slips a lagniappe, such as a chocolate or a postcard, into her guest’s napkins as a part of their table setting.”

“The café offers a shortbread cookie as a little lagniappe with each cup of coffee.”

“A glass of champagne is a nice lagniappe to receive at the salon, but it’s not the only reason I go to my hairdresser.”

Word Origin

Louisiana French, mid-19th century

Why this word?

“Lagniappe” has American roots — it developed in Louisiana French by way of the Spanish word “la ñapa,” which means “an extra or a gratuity.”

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