- a present; gratuity; tip.
Origin of cumshaw
Examples from the Web for cumshaw
Historical Examples of cumshaw
First, the doctor who had certified Ambassador Cumshaw's death.
Mr. Thrombley took the call, and I asked him was Mr. Cumshaw around.
And what other calls did you receive, prior to Mr. Cumshaw's death?
"Present for Missy; cumshaw," says the pleasant voice, and what can you do?Peking Dust
Ellen N. La Motte
Cumshaw was inclined to argue, but the consensus of opinion was against him.The Lost Valley
J. M. Walsh
- (used, esp formerly, by beggars in Chinese ports) a present or tip