Regifting

Redeemed and put to work
The verb regift was not in my vocabulary until this season, but now I see it leaping out from a sheaf of magazine covers. Webster’s newest edition includes regift: “to give as a gift something one previously received as a gift. Usage: regifts, regifted, regifting, regift, regifter.” The last of these, we learn from “manners” columns, is a low-life—yet, most authors say, the regifter is us.

 

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