Lagniappe

lagniappe \LAN-yap\, noun:

1. A small gift given with a purchase to a customer, for good measure.
2. A gratuity or tip.
3. An unexpected or indirect benefit.

Lagniappe originates chiefly in Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas and ultimately comes from a variant of the Quechua yapa, “that which is added.”

Last week, despite all of the frustrations of her day, Veronica decided to put aside all of her personal problems and continue doing the best she could. She finished her garment on time, and ended up being the winner of Project Runway. Both Michael Kors and Nina Garcia said that the garment was “extremely wearable” and “sexy.”

Note: I didn’t use the word “lagianappe” directly in this entry, but used it as a writing prompt.

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