Definitions

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  • n. A tip, a gratuity

Etymologies

Italian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the end, when he had received his due, and a handsome _mancia_ besides, he was still unsatisfied, and referred to the tariff in proof that he had been under-paid.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • As he passed this kind of human spider it addressed him in a lamentable whine: ┬ôLa buona mancia, signor! la buona mancia!

    VI. The Broken Pitcher. Book II

  • This arrangement was effected, and the first carriage drove off with those two, Cecily exchanging merry words with an old Italian who had rendered no kind of service, but came to beg his _mancia_ on the strength of being able to utter a few sentences in English.

    The Emancipated

  • Chiedete sempre i prezzi prima di mangiare, mancia 10 %.

    NYT > Home Page

  • _buona mancia_, _backshish_, tipping or bribery, was born with man, and will only die out with him.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

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