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a tip, present, or gratuity.
to give a tip.
Historical Examples

Still, I am sorry now I didn’t contribute the baksheesh he expected.
The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine

Those incapables had no doubt been after David for baksheesh, and he felt just that way.
The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine

The first word these loons pronounce after coming into the world must be baksheesh.
Romantic Spain John Augustus O’Shea

The next best thing to do is to forget the wish, pay two-pence in baksheesh and ride away to get the most of a glorious view.
The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker

For the first two years of war he kept out of the army by means of baksheesh.
Eastern Nights – and Flights Alan Bott

In common with the rest of the world I had heard of baksheesh, but until then I never understood its magic power.
The Making Of A Novelist David Christie Murray

What was more, he (p. 303) and his firm were never troubled any more with inexorable demands for baksheesh.
An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam

It put an end to baksheesh—graft as you call it—in Thebes, and it would be valuable to-day in Cairo, I should think.
The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine

Mounted men were racing off full speed to Kabul and the other big towns; those who got in first received the baksheesh.
At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray

Donkey-boys and arabeah-men aren’t easily seduced when there’s a question of baksheesh.
It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson

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).


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