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buckshee

[ buhk-shee, buhk-shee ]

noun

  1. a gift, gratuity, or small bribe.
  2. an extra ration or portion.


adjective

  1. free of charge; gratuitous.

buckshee

/ ˌbʌkˈʃiː /

adjective

  1. slang.
    without charge; free


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Word History and Origins

Origin of buckshee1

First recorded in 1915–20; variant of baksheesh
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Word History and Origins

Origin of buckshee1

C20: from baksheesh
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Example Sentences

Three-quarters of a bottle and a "buckshee" drink was the ration, and this obtained, men felt more fit for their labours.

The word "buckshee" comes from the Hindoo word "Backsheesh."

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