baksheesh


bak·sheesh

noun \ˈbak-ˌshēsh, bak-ˈ\

Definition of BAKSHEESH

:  payment (as a tip or bribe) to expedite service

Origin of BAKSHEESH

Persian bakhshīsh, from bakhshīdan to give; akin to Greek phagein to eat, Sanskrit bhajati he allots
First Known Use: circa 1760

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