Etymology
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Thai 
1808, native name, Tai, literally "free."
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freebie 
also freeby, 1942 (adj.) "for nothing, without charge;" 1946 (n.) "something given for free;" perhaps as early as 1900; formed "Arbitrarily" [OED] from free (adj.). Compare newbie, rudesby.
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exempt (v.)

c. 1400, exempten, "to relieve, to free or permit to be free" (from some requirement or condition, usually undesirable), from Anglo-French exempter, from exempt (adj.); see exempt (adj.). Related: Exempted; exempting.

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-less 
word-forming element meaning "lacking, cannot be, does not," from Old English -leas, from leas "free (from), devoid (of), false, feigned," from Proto-Germanic *lausaz (cognates: Dutch -loos, German -los "-less," Old Norse lauss "loose, free, vacant, dissolute," Middle Dutch los, German los "loose, free," Gothic laus "empty, vain"), from PIE root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart." Related to loose and lease.
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freelance (v.)

1902, from free-lance (n.). Related: Freelancer (1898); freelanced; freelancing.

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freeman (n.)
Old English freoman "free-born man;" see free (adj.) + man (n.). Similar formation in Old Frisian frimon, Dutch vrijman, Old High German friman.
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careless (adj.)

Old English carleas "free from anxiety; unconcerned," from care (n.) + -less; a compound probably from Proto-Germanic (compare Old Norse kærulauss "quit, free"). Original senses extinct by mid-17c. (now in care-free); main modern meaning "not paying attention, inattentive, not taking due care" is attested by 1560s (in carelessly). Meaning "done or said without care, unconsidered" is from 1650s.

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disentangle (v.)

1590s, "free from entanglement" (transitive); see dis- + entangle. Related: Disentangled; disentangling; disentanglement.

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interplay (n.)
1838, from inter- "between" + play (n.). "Reciprocal play," thus "free interaction."
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