baksheesh









baksheesh


noun

  1. a tip, present, or gratuity.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to give a tip.

noun

  1. money given as a tip, a present, or alms

verb

  1. to give such money to (a person)
n.

1620s, in India, Egypt, etc., “a tip,” from Persian bakhshish, literally “gift,” from verb bakhshidan “to give” (also “to forgive”), from PIE root *bhag- “to share out, apportion, distribute” (see -phagous).

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