- a tip, present, or gratuity.
verb (used with or without object)
- to give a tip.
- money given as a tip, a present, or alms
- to give such money to (a person)
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).