bakshish is a gift of money which an Oriental expects and demands for the most trifling service.
bakshish they call it here too; that word accompanies you round the world!
bakshish, a word used all over the East to denote a small fee for some small service rendered.
"Your nobility will remember the bakshish," said one of them to Ahmed as they started.
I knew there would be bakshish, which I didn't like to put the Mudir in for, after all he had done.
My husband said he would pay for the twenty days and they would thus have thirty dollars as bakshish.
He is a humble youth, will accept twopence as bakshish, and be your dog for a florin.
The sheikh and his supporters are much addicted to bakshish, which enables many a culprit to escape punishment.
Still more men and boys were gazing up at the ship and calling loudly for "bakshish."
Nilratan spoke to the peons: "There has been no occasion for bakshish; you shan't have it."
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).