or bak·shish, bak·shis
- a tip, present, or gratuity.
- to give a tip.
Origin of baksheesh
Examples from the Web for baksheesh
Those incapables had no doubt been after David for baksheesh, and he felt just that way.
Still, I am sorry now I didn't contribute the baksheesh he expected.
The first word these loons pronounce after coming into the world must be baksheesh.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
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.The Walls of Constantinople
Bernard Granville Baker
For the first two years of war he kept out of the army by means of baksheesh.Eastern Nights - and Flights
- money given as a tip, a present, or alms
- to give such money to (a person)
Word Origin and History for 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).