What does baksheesh mean?

baksheesh meaning in General Dictionary

a somewhat little bit of money given for solutions rendered as by a waiter identical to Backsheesh

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  • just like Backsheesh
  • a comparatively little bit of money provided for services rendered (as by a waiter)
  • Alt. of Bakshish

baksheesh meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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).

baksheesh meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Alt. of Bakshish