bakshish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bakshish a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bakshish Same as Backsheesh.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bakshish In the East, a present or gratuity in money.
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Usage

In literature:

My family don't dare to visit me, because I demand BAKSHISH in such a brazen manner.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
BAKSHISH, a word used all over the East to denote a small fee for some small service rendered.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
STONY MACADAM, PRESIDENT OF THE BAKSHISH TRUST & TIPPING COMPANY, WITH HIS CASHIER AND ENTIRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN ATTENDANCE.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
Offers of treble pay and bakshish had no effect, and I found myself in a serious dilemma when a camel man appeared on the scene.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
At Alexandria his first greeting was a cry for bakshish.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
He has earned his bakshish!
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
If you take me to the sahibs you shall have much bakshish.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
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" by F. R. Wingate
The resplendent gold on the river blinded him, he was glad to enter the darker street and shake off the children who pestered him for bakshish.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
Could we get him away with bakshish, Abdul?
"King of the Air" by Herbert Strang
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In poetry:

Bound to your bookseller, leap to your library,
Deluge your dealer with bakshish and bribary,
Lean on the counter and never say when,
Wodehouse and Wooster are with us again.
"PG Wooster, Just as he Useter" by Ogden Nash