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Noun backsheesh has 1 sense
  1. gratuity, tip, pourboire, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh - a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    --1 is a kind of fringe benefit, perquisite, perk
    --1 has particulars: Christmas box

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Term: backsheesh


Backsheesh refers to a gratuity or tip given as a form of thanks or goodwill. This term is often used in Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures and is commonly associated with acts of generosity and kindness.

Senses and Usages:


1. A gratuity or tip given to someone as a gesture of appreciation.

Example Sentence: When traveling in Egypt, it is customary to give backsheesh to the local guides.


1. To give a gratuity or tip as a token of appreciation.

Example Sentence: I always backsheesh the taxi driver when he helps me with my luggage.


1. (Local) Used to describe something that is specific or native to a certain locality or region.

Example Sentence: The hotel offers backsheesh snacks that showcase the unique flavors of the region.

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