Meaning of “baksheesh” in the English Dictionary

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"baksheesh" in British English

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baksheeshnoun [ U ]

uk /bækˈʃiːʃ/ us /bækˈʃiːʃ/ informal

Examples from literature

  • I had him attended to, and, after rewarding them with 'baksheesh,' I let them proceed on their way rejoicing. 
  • I was confounded, and tried to give a good baksheesh to the clerk, but he utterly declined. 

(Definition of “baksheesh” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)