baksheesh


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The daily described the e1/456m to be paid to the Archbishopric as a 'baksheesh' -- a foreign word denoting 'gratuity'.
An example is baksheesh, which has evolved from its original meaning of charitable giving in Persian ([phrase omitted]).
To give credit where it's due, despite all her shortcomings, her deceitfulness, her deviousness, and so on, had it not been for Varda coming so fortuitously into our life at that time, I would not have been relieved of child care burdens to carry on full steam with my business, put food on the table for you and a roof over our heads, fork up the scandalous baksheesh required to get you into Cathedral, not to mention the tuition and all the essential extras for that most posh of feeder schools to the world's most elite universities so crucial for your future, or, for that matter, to treat myself to a few hours at the Leopold a couple of nights a week to ruminate over a pitcher of beer for some necessary restorative inner peace.
Keep in mind that most Egyptian employees expect tips after performing a service, known as Baksheesh. This can be expected for something as little as pressing the button in the elevator.
For example, senior administrators and politicians share the baksheesh paid by applicants for teaching positions.
Mahathir has also targeted the multibillion dollar Chinese infrastructure projects Najeeb and his cronies so loved, since baksheesh from the Middle Kingdom is a sure path to riches in the Dragon Empire's vassal states.
Even if electricity has not reached every village, bootleggers have reached every vicinity in Karnataka with baksheesh in hand to facilitate loyal voting.
When Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi petitioned his local municipality to get his vending license back after a predatory police officer took it away, he had neither the funds for "baksheesh" (a bribe) nor the appropriate "wasta" (connections), so he was dismissed.
Were it not for colonisation, words like 'catamaran', 'bungalow' and 'baksheesh' wouldn't have become common usage.
PARIS, June 12 (KUNA) -- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Monday denounced the killing of Pakistani newspaper reporter Baksheesh Elahi who was shot dead on June 11 in northern Pakistan.
Officials were tempted to erect their own, state-financed version of the Bund in the new turf, but a professor from Hong Kong convinced them instead to offer 99-year leases and then let developers build whatever they wanted, with private finance and profit taking, doubtless with a little baksheesh on the side.
This, of course, has led to a culture of mamool or baksheesh in the lower ranks of government organisations (Vittal, 2012).