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backsheesh


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backsheesh  \Back"sheesh`\,  Backshish  \Back"shish`\,  n.  [Pers. 
  bakhsh[=i]sh,  fr  bakhsh[=i]dan  to  give.] 
  In  Egypt  and  the  Turkish  empire,  a  gratuity;  a  ``tip''. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backsheesh 
  n  :  a  relatively  small  amount  of  money  given  for  services 
  rendered  (as  by  a  waiter)  [syn:  {gratuity},  {tip},  {baksheesh}, 
  {bakshish},  {bakshis}] 




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