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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lagniappe \La*gniappe\, Lagnappe \La*gnappe"\, n. [Also spelled lagnappe.][Etym. uncertain.] 1. In Louisiana, a trifling present given to customers by tradesmen; a gratuity. [1913 Webster] Lagniappe . . .is something thrown in, gratis, for good measure. --Mark Twain. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A tip or gratuity. [PJC] 3. Hence: Anything obtained gratuitously or unexpectedly. [PJC]