Origin of kickback
Examples from the Web for kickback
Another Russian word the actor might learn, the commenters proposed, was raspilit, or "kickback."Gérard Depardieu After Receiving Russian Citizenship: I Love Putin!|Anna Nemtsova|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then Mubarak and his family and their allies would see benefits in return, presumably some kickback or a share of the profits.
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.
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
The nerves of Average Jones gave a sharp "kickback," like a mis-cranked motor-car.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
The "kickback" would have certainly killed or wounded us both.The Red Watch|J. A. Currie
British Dictionary definitions for kickback
verb kick back (adverb)
Word Origin and History for kickback
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).