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backshish


backshish


  1  definition  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''.