bak|sheesh

bak|sheesh or bak|shish «BAK sheesh», noun, verb.
–n.
money given as a tip or a bribe, especially in Egypt, Turkey, India, and other countries, especially of the Near East: »

There will be the usual baksheesh for the game warden (New Yorker).

–v.t., v.i.
to give baksheesh. Also, backsheesh, backshish, bakhshish.
[< Persian bakhshīsh gift, present < bakhshīda to give, present]

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