baksheesh


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bak·sheesh

 (băk′shēsh′, băk-shēsh′)
n. pl. baksheesh
A gratuity, tip, or bribe paid to expedite service, especially in the Near East.

[Persian bakhshish, present, from Middle Persian bakhshishn, from bakhshīdan, bakhsh-, to give presents, from Avestan bakhsh-; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]

baksheesh

(ˈbækʃiːʃ) or

backsheesh

n
money given as a tip, a present, or alms
vb
to give such money to (a person)
[C17: from Persian bakhshīsh, from bakhshīdan to give; related to Sanskrit bhaksati he enjoys]

bak•sheesh

(ˈbæk ʃiʃ, bækˈʃiʃ)
n.
(esp. in the Near and Middle East)
a tip, present, or gratuity.
[1615–25; < Persian bakhshish gift]

baksheesh


Past participle: baksheeshed
Gerund: baksheeshing

Imperative
baksheesh
baksheesh
Present
I baksheesh
you baksheesh
he/she/it baksheeshes
we baksheesh
you baksheesh
they baksheesh
Preterite
I baksheeshed
you baksheeshed
he/she/it baksheeshed
we baksheeshed
you baksheeshed
they baksheeshed
Present Continuous
I am baksheeshing
you are baksheeshing
he/she/it is baksheeshing
we are baksheeshing
you are baksheeshing
they are baksheeshing
Present Perfect
I have baksheeshed
you have baksheeshed
he/she/it has baksheeshed
we have baksheeshed
you have baksheeshed
they have baksheeshed
Past Continuous
I was baksheeshing
you were baksheeshing
he/she/it was baksheeshing
we were baksheeshing
you were baksheeshing
they were baksheeshing
Past Perfect
I had baksheeshed
you had baksheeshed
he/she/it had baksheeshed
we had baksheeshed
you had baksheeshed
they had baksheeshed
Future
I will baksheesh
you will baksheesh
he/she/it will baksheesh
we will baksheesh
you will baksheesh
they will baksheesh
Future Perfect
I will have baksheeshed
you will have baksheeshed
he/she/it will have baksheeshed
we will have baksheeshed
you will have baksheeshed
they will have baksheeshed
Future Continuous
I will be baksheeshing
you will be baksheeshing
he/she/it will be baksheeshing
we will be baksheeshing
you will be baksheeshing
they will be baksheeshing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baksheeshing
you have been baksheeshing
he/she/it has been baksheeshing
we have been baksheeshing
you have been baksheeshing
they have been baksheeshing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baksheeshing
you will have been baksheeshing
he/she/it will have been baksheeshing
we will have been baksheeshing
you will have been baksheeshing
they will have been baksheeshing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baksheeshing
you had been baksheeshing
he/she/it had been baksheeshing
we had been baksheeshing
you had been baksheeshing
they had been baksheeshing
Conditional
I would baksheesh
you would baksheesh
he/she/it would baksheesh
we would baksheesh
you would baksheesh
they would baksheesh
Past Conditional
I would have baksheeshed
you would have baksheeshed
he/she/it would have baksheeshed
we would have baksheeshed
you would have baksheeshed
they would have baksheeshed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baksheesh - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)baksheesh - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
fringe benefit, perk, perquisite - an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right); "a limousine is one of the fringe benefits of the job"
Christmas box - a present given at Christmas for services during the year
Translations
bakšiš

baksheesh

[ˈbækʃiːʃ] Npropina f

baksheesh

nBakschisch nt
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