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cumshaws

noun , plural of 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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