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a variant spelling of baksheesh
Historical Examples

He had the Somali’s love of a rupee, and there was no danger or hardship that he would not undergo in the hope of backsheesh.
In Africa John T. McCutcheon

“You probably ask a pound for every year, and a backsheesh for the odd months,” said the other.
Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford

I bought a few strings of beads, and for days, whenever I touched them, each one seemed to cry aloud: backsheesh!
My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt

In the evening I summoned the Yarkandi to receive ‘backsheesh.’
The Diary of a Hunter from the Punjab to the Karakorum Mountains Augustus Henry Irby

I contented myself with giving him backsheesh, while my companion photographed him.
As Seen By Me Lilian Bell

There is no precedent for one in office to withhold his hand from profit and backsheesh.
The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker

It was quite a different matter when it was backsheesh for sending Mahommed Selim to the Soudan.
Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete Gilbert Parker

On hearing this, the Pasha gave him a backsheesh (present) and told him to retire.
Told in the Coffee House Cyrus Adler

Add to this a whining and interminable appeal for backsheesh and you might be very near the mark indeed.
The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA ‘Quondam’)

“backsheesh,” he intimated, and jingled some coins in his pocket.
The Story of an Untold Love Paul Leicester Ford


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