buckshee
noun Etymology: Hindi bakhśiś & Urdu bakhshish, from Persian bakhshīsh — more at baksheesh Date: circa 1760 1. British something extra obtained free; especially extra rations 2. British windfall, gratuity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buckshee — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ free of charge. ORIGIN alteration of BAKSHEESH(Cf. ↑baksheesh) …   English terms dictionary

  • buckshee — [buk′shē΄] adj. [< BAKSHEESH] [Brit. Slang] free; gratis …   English World dictionary

  • buckshee — adverb BrE oldfashioned without payment; free buckshee adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • buckshee — /buk shee, buk shee /, Chiefly Brit. Slang. n. 1. a gift, gratuity, or small bribe. 2. an extra ration or portion. adj. 3. free of charge; gratuitous. [1915 20; var. of BAKSHEESH] * * * …   Universalium

  • buckshee — 1. noun a) A gift or bribe. b) An extra portion, ration etc. 2. adjective Free, without charge …   Wiktionary

  • buckshee — adj free, without charge. Like baksheesh, meaning a bribe or tip, this word derives from the Persian bakshish, denoting something given or a gift, and dates from the colonial era …   Contemporary slang

  • buckshee — n. bribe, monetary bonus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buckshee — [bʌk ʃi:, bʌkʃi:] adjective informal, chiefly Brit. free of charge. Origin First World War: alt. of baksheesh …   English new terms dictionary

  • buckshee — Adj. Free, without charge. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • buckshee — buck·shee …   English syllables

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