n.— «So entrenched has the attitude become, we have developed a special Lexicon for begging. At first it was a “freeco,” then a request to “run something.” Lately there has been an adoption of the Americanism “free stuff,” as a way of softening the exchange, replacing “comps” which, by reduction to the level of pet-name, already made asking for complimentary admission more target-friendly.» —“The gathering stormers” by Terry Josephs Trinidad & Tobago Express Jan. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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