Monday, April 09, 2012
Definitions for cumshaw
- A present; gratuity; tip.
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Citations for cumshaw
Many had nothing to give, but the younger wives always brought a modest cumshaw—a gift—for whatever mysterious service Dr. Ransome provided.
No one in the filthy streets (but for the blessed sea breezes San Francisco would enjoy cholera every season) interfered with my movements, though many asked for cumshaw.
Origin of cumshaw
Cumshaw stems from the Chinese word gân xiè meaning "grateful thanks."