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Noun baksheesh 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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Baksheesh is a term that refers to a gratuity or tip offered as a form of payment or to show appreciation, especially in certain countries or cultures. It is often given to service providers, such as waitstaff, tour guides, or taxi drivers.



1. The tourists handed a generous baksheesh to the hotel staff who had provided excellent service throughout their stay.

2. In some countries, offering baksheesh is customary when haggling in markets or when receiving assistance from locals.


1. The grateful traveler baksheeshed the porter who helped carry their bags to the hotel room.

2. It is common to baksheesh the guide after an informative and enjoyable tour.


1. The curious traveler read a guidebook that emphasized the importance of giving baksheesh to ensure a smoother travel experience.

2. The locals often appreciate baksheesh for their small services, making them feel respected and valued.

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