Origin of baksheeshprobably via Arabic baqsh?sh or Anglo-Indian bucksheesh from Persian ba?šiš from ba?š?dan, to give; akin to Sanskrit bhájah, (he) allots: see -phagous
Origin of baksheeshPersian bakhshish present from Middle Persian bakhshishn from bakhshīdan bakhsh- to give presents from Avestan bakhsh- ; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural baksheeshes)
(third-person singular simple present baksheeshes, present participle baksheeshing, simple past and past participle baksheeshed)
- To bribe with a baksheesh.