or bak·shish, bak·shis
- a tip, present, or gratuity.
- to give a tip.
Origin of baksheesh
Examples from the Web for bakshish
Historical Examples of bakshish
Bakshish they call it here too; that word accompanies you round the world!Round the Wonderful World
G. E. Mitton
"Your nobility will remember the bakshish," said one of them to Ahmed as they started.Barclay of the Guides
The Arabs who live in the mud hovels you see, raise fine vegetables here; and, like all Arabs, they will expect a bakshish.Asiatic Breezes
Still more men and boys were gazing up at the ship and calling loudly for "bakshish."The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I
Herbert Brayley Collett
My husband said he would pay for the twenty days and they would thus have thirty dollars as bakshish.Southern Arabia
- money given as a tip, a present, or alms
- to give such money to (a person)
Word Origin 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).