Backsheesh
Backsheesh Back"sheesh`, ||Backshish Back"shish`, n. [Pers. bakhsh[=i]sh, fr. bakhsh[=i]dan to give.] In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter); a gratuity; a ``tip''.

Syn: gratuity, tip, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Backshish — Backsheesh Back sheesh , ||Backshish Back shish , n. [Pers. bakhsh[=i]sh, fr. bakhsh[=i]dan to give.] In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter); a gratuity; a tip . Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baksheesh — aksheesh n. 1. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter). Same as {Backsheesh}. Syn: gratuity, tip, bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bakshis — akshis n. 1. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter). Same as {Backsheesh}. Syn: gratuity, tip, baksheesh, bakshish, backsheesh. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bakshish — akshish n. 1. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter). Same as {Backsheesh}. Syn: gratuity, tip, baksheesh, bakshis, backsheesh. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Baksheesh — Bak sheesh , Bakshish Bak shish , n. Same as {Backsheesh}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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