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cumshaw

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1 something given in addition to what is ordinarily expected or owed
  • the clerk at Calcutta airport was clearly angling for a little cumshaw on the side

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2 something given or promised in order to improperly influence a person's conduct or decision
  • the captain slipped the customs official his customary cumshaw at the Port of Shanghai

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The first known use of cumshaw was in 1839

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“Cumshaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cumshaw. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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