Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bakshish.

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Examples

  • They did not know the word bakhshish, or present; but, as bad as the Egyptians, they held our their hands, patted their bellies, and said Kaniwani (my friend) until we were sick of the sound of that word.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • In addition, Mr. Karzai's recent Iranian attaboy-gratitude or bakhshish for his stance against Obama administration's pressure to fight corruption in his government will not help in his efforts to secure Pashtun support.

    Khalil Nouri: Afghanistan: Last Tango in Lisbon

  • He was as good as his word and when they were to part he cried, “And now for thy bakhshish!” which consisted of a volley of fifty, greatly to the delight of the boys.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A doctor visits a patient gratis — the patient or his servant will ask for a bakhshish (largesse); you employ, pay, clothe, and feed a child — the father will demand his bakhshish; you may save the life of an Arab, at the risk of your own, and he will certainly claim a bakhshish.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Taisir when he met us, on the minute asked for bakhshish, saying he had been ill when we parted and had had none though we had sent it to him.

    Southern Arabia

  • A huge heap of myrrh, two trays of massive gold rings, and a pile of elephant-tusks are brought by Parihu, probably as a farewell bakhshish to the envoy himself.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • And they were satisfied with a very moderate bakhshish at parting.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • The Arabs, tempted perhaps by a princely bakhshish, revealed the secret of the hidden cases; whereupon the Archduke swept off the whole fourteen, despatched them to Alexandria, and immediately shipped them for Trieste. 5 "Quant au coupable," says M.

    A Thousand Miles Up the Nile

  • To horse again, with a greater crowd than ever! more beggars, more lootees or mountebanks with their bears and monkeys, more dervishes vociferating for inām or bakhshish, heaping praises and blessings without measure on Alā Hezret

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • He was as good as his word and when they were to part he cried, "And now for thy bakhshish!" which consisted of a volley of fifty, greatly to the delight of the boys.

    Arabian nights. English

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