pourboire


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pour·boire

 (po͝or-bwär′)
n.
Money given as a gratuity; a tip.

[French, from pour boire, for drinking : pour, for (from Old French, from Latin prō; see pro-1) + boire, to drink (from Old French boivre, from Latin bibere; see beverage).]
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pourboire

(purbwar)
n
(Commerce) a tip; gratuity
[literally: for drinking]
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pour•boire

(pʊərˈbwɑr)

n., pl. -boires (-ˈbwɑrz, -ˈbwɑr)
a gratuity; tip.
[1810–15; < French: literally, for drinking]
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pourboire

A French term meaning for drinking, used to mean a gratuity.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pourboire - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)pourboire - 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
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References in classic literature ?
The horses were stopped, the lovers were ordered to disentangle themselves, the boy was to lose his pourboire, the girl was immediately to get down.
Arrivee a destination, elle paie sa course et ne laisse pas de pourboire. Elle ne s'excuse meme pas pour cet incident.
Car ces infracteurs communs, ces serveurs qui sont capables a vendre nous tous pour un petit pourboire n'ont pas assez !
Other usages, however, appear to indicate a familiarity also with French, as in "a press papie" (un fermacarte, the translation coming from presse-papiers [38]), "e drink-money" (una mancia, the English stemming probably from pourboire [40]), and the spellings "light-bleu" and "dark-bleu" (azzurro and turchino [49]).
Vin can have the sense of pourboire meaning tip or gratuity--hence the expression recevoir des pots de vin; vinaigre, composed of the words vin and aigre has the figurative sense (midseventeenth century) of propos, comportement qui blesse [comments or behaviours that wound].
"The Baratarian Archipelago: Cheap Isle, Pourboire Isle, Chicanery Isle, Joker's Isle." Ingeniosa Invencion: Essays on Golden Age Spanish Literature for Geoffrey L.
Un citadin arrive, suite a un accident de voiture; Charlot essaie d'en obtenir un pourboire, sans succes.--VIII: Charlot derange les clients de l'auberge en passant la serpilliere.
Terre oE le compteur ne sert que de dE[umlaut]cor de voiture, oE le pourboire est de cinq dinars, et oE le client peut faire le tour de la capitale alors qu'il voulait se rendre Ea la rue d'Ea cE[sup.3]tE[umlaut] et descendre aprE s avoir payE[umlaut] le salaire de trois employE[umlaut]s tout en remerciant le taxi d'un large sourire.