Baksheesh Bak"sheesh`, Bakshish Bak"shish`, n. Same as {Backsheesh}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Baksheesh — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Baksheesh es un término utlizado para referirse al acto de dar caridad, a cierto tipo de corrupción policial, y a los sobornos en medio oriente y el sudeste de Asia Orígenes La palabra baksheesh tiene sus orígenes en …   Wikipedia Español

  • Baksheesh — is a term used to describe tipping, charitable giving, and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in the Middle East and South Asia. OriginsBaksheesh is a Persian word, written fa. بخشش and originating from the Pahlavi (Middle Iranian) …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • baksheesh — 1620s, in India, Egypt, etc., a tip, from Pers. bakhshish, lit. gift, from verb bakhshidan to give (also to forgive ), from PIE root *bhag to share out, apportion, distribute (see PHAGOUS (Cf. phagous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • baksheesh — ► NOUN ▪ (in some eastern countries and the Indian subcontinent) a small sum of money given as alms, a tip, or a bribe. ORIGIN Persian …   English terms dictionary

  • baksheesh — [bak′shēsh΄] n. [prob. via Ar baqshīsh or Anglo Ind bucksheesh < Pers baḫšiš < baḫšīdan, to give; akin to Sans bhájah, (he) allots: see PHAGOUS] in Egypt, India, etc., a tip, a gratuity, or alms …   English World dictionary

  • baksheesh — 1. noun /bækˈʃiːʃ/ In the Middle East and southwest Asia, a bribe or tip paid to speed up services. the complex Oriental etiquette which under the name of baksheesh calls for lavish remuneration and bribes, rudely demanded but ever so graciously… …   Wiktionary

  • baksheesh —    (BAHK sheesh) [Persian: gift] Money; a tip in cash.    With his country on the verge of economic meltdown, he is back in line for American baksheesh …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 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

  • baksheesh — noun Etymology: Persian bakhshīsh, from bakhshīdan to give; akin to Greek phagein to eat, Sanskrit bhajati he allots Date: circa 1760 payment (as a tip or bribe) to expedite service …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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