Definition of Backshish. Meaning of Backshish. Synonyms of Backshish

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Definition of Backshish

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'.

Meaning of Backshish from wikipedia

- Baksheesh or bagsheesh (from Persian: بخشش bakhshesh) is tipping, charitable giving, and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in the Middle...
- for the liberty of visiting Rachel's tomb near Bethlehem [paid as a "backshish" to the Turks for the privilege]. Jerusalem in the 19th Century: The Old...