buckshee

noun
buck·​shee | \ ˈbək-(ˌ)shē How to pronounce buckshee (audio) , ˌbək-ˈshē \

Definition of buckshee

1 British : something extra obtained free especially : extra rations
2 British : windfall, gratuity

First Known Use of buckshee

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for buckshee

Hindi bakhśiś & Urdu bakhshish, from Persian bakhshīsh — more at baksheesh

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“Buckshee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckshee. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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