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English definition of “giveaway”

giveaway

noun [C] (TRUTH)    /ˈɡɪv.əˌweɪ/ informal
something that tells or shows something secret, often without intending to: He said he'd given up smoking, but the empty packets in the bin were a dead giveaway (= clearly showed the secret truth).Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of giveaway noun (TRUTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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