backsheesh

World English Dictionary
backsheesh (ˈbækʃiːʃ)
 
n
a variant spelling of baksheesh

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World English Dictionary
baksheesh or in some Eastern countries, esp formerly backsheesh (ˈbækʃiːʃ)
 
n
1.  money given as a tip, a present, or alms
 
vb
2.  to give such money to (a person)
 
[C17: from Persian bakhshīsh, from bakhshīdan to give; related to Sanskrit bhaksati he enjoys]
 
backsheesh or in some Eastern countries, esp formerly backsheesh
 
n
 
vb
 
[C17: from Persian bakhshīsh, from bakhshīdan to give; related to Sanskrit bhaksati he enjoys]

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