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English definition of “giveaway”

giveaway

noun [C usually sing] (COMMUNICATION)   /ˈɡɪv·əˌweɪ/
something that communicates information , esp . when there is no intention to do this: The look on his face when her name is mentioned is a dead giveaway.
(Definition of giveaway noun (COMMUNICATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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