Definition of

Baksheesh

  1. (noun, possession) a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

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Synonyms of Baksheesh

backsheesh, bakshis, bakshish, gratuity, pourboire, tip

Alternate forms of Baksheesh

Hyponyms: christmas box

Hypernyms: fringe benefit, perk, perquisite

Origin of the word Baksheesh

  1. 1620s, in India, Egypt, etc., "a tip," from Pers. bakhshish, lit. "gift," from verb bakhshidan "to give" (also "to forgive"), from PIE base *bhag- "to share out, apportion, distribute" (see -phagous). more

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