[poor-bwar; English poo r-bwahr]

noun, plural pour·boires [poor-bwar; English poo r-bwahrz] /purˈbwar; English pʊərˈbwɑrz/. French.

a gratuity; tip.

Origin of pourboire

literally, for drinking
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a tip; gratuity

Word Origin for pourboire

literally: for drinking
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