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buck·shee

 (bŭk′shē) Chiefly British
n.
1. Something extra or left over that is obtained free.
2. An extra ration.
adj.
1. Free of charge; gratis: "If they deposit these shares, too, in the scheme, they will get further buckshee shares on a one-for-one basis" (Economist).
2. Unsolicited; gratuitous: "The title was a bit of buckshee deceit, and had little to do with the plot" (Financial Times).

[Variant of baksheesh.]

buckshee

(ˌbʌkˈʃiː) or

buckshish

adj
slang Brit without charge; free
[C20: from baksheesh]

buck•shee

(ˈbʌk ʃi, ˌbʌkˈʃi)

n. Brit. Slang.
a gift, gratuity, or small bribe.
[1915–20; variant of baksheesh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buckshee - free of charge; "if they deposit these shares in the scheme they will get further buckshee shares on a one-for-one basis"- Economist
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
unpaid - not paid; "unpaid wages"; "an unpaid bill"
Translations

buckshee

[bʌkˈʃiː] (Brit)
A. ADJgratuito
B. ADVgratis

buckshee

adj (Brit inf) → gratis, umsonst

buckshee

[ˌbʌkˈʃiː] adj & adv (fam) (free) → gratis (inv)
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But that's fine by him as long as the money keeps rolling in, as long as he gets a few "fact-finding" holidays buckshee and as long as a few people doff their caps and call him "Sir.
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