a tip, present, or gratuity.
to give a tip.
bakshish is a gift of money which an Oriental expects and demands for the most trifling service.
The Red Cross in Peace and War Clara Barton
bakshish they call it here too; that word accompanies you round the world!
Round the Wonderful World G. E. Mitton
bakshish, a word used all over the East to denote a small fee for some small service rendered.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
“Your nobility will remember the bakshish,” said one of them to Ahmed as they started.
Barclay of the Guides Herbert Strang
I knew there would be bakshish, which I didn’t like to put the Mudir in for, after all he had done.
McClure’s Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 6, October, 1908 Various
My husband said he would pay for the twenty days and they would thus have thirty dollars as bakshish.
Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
He is a humble youth, will accept twopence as bakshish, and be your dog for a florin.
Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
The sheikh and his supporters are much addicted to bakshish, which enables many a culprit to escape punishment.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate
Still more men and boys were gazing up at the ship and calling loudly for “bakshish.”
The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I Herbert Brayley Collett
Nilratan spoke to the peons: “There has been no occasion for bakshish; you shan’t have it.”
The Hungry Stones And Other Stories Rabindranath Tagore
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).
Léon Nikolaevich [lyi-awn nyi-kuh-lah-yi-vyich] /lyɪˈɔ̃ nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1866–1924, Russian painter and designer. Historical Examples Go in for a gay riot of colour, such combinations as are known as Bakst colouring,—if that happens to be your fancy. The Art of Interior Decoration Grace Wood Noah’s arks, big enough to be lived in […]
a city in and the capital of Azerbaijan, in the E part, on the Caspian Sea. Also, Azerbaidzhan. Formerly Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in Transcaucasia, N of Iran and W of the Caspian Sea. 33,430 sq. mi. (86,600 sq. km). Capital: Baku. a region of NW Iran, divided into two provinces in 1938: […]
Mikhail Aleksandrovich [myi-khuh-yeel uh-lyi-ksahn-druh-vyich] /myɪ xʌˈyil ʌ lyɪˈksɑn drə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1814–76, Russian anarchist and writer. Historical Examples The most impatient were the Anarchists, who grouped themselves around Bakunin. Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace Bakunin designates his teaching about law, the State, and property as “Anarchism.” Anarchism Paul Eltzbacher On September 28th, Bakunin tried to […]
former name of Mbuji-Mayi.