Still, I am sorry now I didn't contribute the baksheesh he expected.
Those incapables had no doubt been after David for baksheesh, and he felt just that way.
The first word these loons pronounce after coming into the world must be baksheesh.
The next best thing to do is to forget the wish, pay two-pence in baksheesh and ride away to get the most of a glorious view.
For the first two years of war he kept out of the army by means of baksheesh.
In common with the rest of the world I had heard of baksheesh, but until then I never understood its magic power.
What was more, he (p. 303) and his firm were never troubled any more with inexorable demands for baksheesh.
It put an end to baksheesh—graft as you call it—in Thebes, and it would be valuable to-day in Cairo, I should think.
Mounted men were racing off full speed to Kabul and the other big towns; those who got in first received the baksheesh.
Donkey-boys and arabeah-men aren't easily seduced when there's a question of baksheesh.
1620s, in India, Egypt, etc., "a tip," from Persian bakhshish, literally "gift," from verb bakhshidan "to give" (also "to forgive"), from PIE root *bhag- "to share out, apportion, distribute" (see -phagous).