a somewhat little bit of money given for solutions rendered as by a waiter identical to Backsheesh
- just like Backsheesh
- a comparatively little bit of money provided for services rendered (as by a waiter)
- Alt. of Bakshish
1620s, in India, Egypt, etc., "a tip," from Persian bakhshish, literally "gift," from verb bakhshidan "to give" (in addition "to forgive"), from PIE root *bhag- "to share completely, apportion, deliver" (see -phagous).
(n.) Alt. of Bakshish