• synonyms


  1. a variant spelling of baksheesh
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Examples from the Web for backsheesh

Historical Examples

  • All he needs is a "pull" with some of these Orientals, and they are here for the most part for the "backsheesh."

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • "You probably ask a pound for every year, and a backsheesh for the odd months," said the other.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

  • In the evening I summoned the Yarkandi to receive 'backsheesh.'

  • There is no clamouring for backsheesh as in other Oriental countries.

  • There is no precedent for one in office to withhold his hand from profit and backsheesh.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker