Definition of baksheesh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also backsheesh) noun
BrE BrE//ˌbækˈʃiːʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbækˈʃiːʃ//
[uncountable] (informal)
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(in some Asian countries) a small amount of money that is given as a gift to poor people, or given to somebody to thank them or to persuade them to help you Word Originbased on Persian bak̲šīš, from bak̲šīdan ‘give’.