Origin of kickback
Related Words for kickbackgraft, payment, gift, payoff, cut, share, oil, recompense, percentage, reward, payola
Examples from the Web for kickback
Contemporary Examples of kickback
Another Russian word the actor might learn, the commenters proposed, was raspilit, or "kickback."Gérard Depardieu After Receiving Russian Citizenship: I Love Putin!
January 4, 2013
Then Mubarak and his family and their allies would see benefits in return, presumably some kickback or a share of the profits.Hunting Mubarak's Millions
April 18, 2011
My question to the government is this: What constitutes a modern-day bribe or kickback?
Is a perpetrator off the hook because he or she uses the market to pay the kickback?
Meanwhile, he earned the nickname "Mr. Ten Percent" for the kickback he purportedly took on government contracts.The Playboy Running Pakistan
April 30, 2009
Historical Examples of kickback
The "kickback" would have certainly killed or wounded us both.The Red Watch
J. A. Currie
The nerves of Average Jones gave a sharp "kickback," like a mis-cranked motor-car.Average Jones
Samuel Hopkins Adams
I want to set down what happened in case there's ever a kickback although I don't think there ever will be.The Beasts in the Void
Paul W. Fairman
verb kick back (adverb)
also kick-back, c.1900 in various mechanical senses, from kick (v.) + back (adv.). By 1926 in a slang sense of "be forced to return pelf, pay back to victims," which was extended to illegal partial give-backs of government-set wages that were extorted from workers by employers. Hence sense of "illegal or improper payment" (1932).