Meaning of lagniappe

la•gniappe

Pronunciation: (lan-yap', lan'yap), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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