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


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  • backshish — back·shish …   English syllables

  • backshish — see backsheesh …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backsheesh — /ˈbækʃiʃ/ (say baksheesh), /bækˈʃiʃ/ (say bak sheesh) noun, verb (t) → baksheesh. Also, backshish …   Australian English dictionary

  • baksheesh — /ˈbækʃiʃ / (say baksheesh), /bækˈʃiʃ/ (say bak sheesh) noun 1. (in South and South West Asia) a charitable gift. 2. Colloquial a. a tip or gratuity. b. a bribe. –verb (t) 3. to give a charitable gift or gratuity (to). Also, bakshish …   Australian English dictionary

  • bak|shish — bak|sheesh or bak|shish «BAK sheesh», noun, verb. –n. money given as a tip or a bribe, especially in Egypt, Turkey, India, and other countries, especially of the Near East: »There will be the usual baksheesh for the game warden (New Yorker). –v.t …   Useful english dictionary

  • bak|sheesh — or bak|shish «BAK sheesh», noun, verb. –n. money given as a tip or a bribe, especially in Egypt, Turkey, India, and other countries, especially of the Near East: »There will be the usual baksheesh for the game warden (New Yorker). –v.t., v.i. to… …   Useful english dictionary

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