Origin: prob. via Ar baqshīsh or Anglo-Ind bucksheesh < Pers baḫšiš < baḫšīdan, to give; akin to Sans bhájah, (he) allots: see -phagous
See baksheesh in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. baksheesh
Origin: Persian bakhshish, present
Origin: , from Middle Persian bakhshishn
Origin: , from bakhshīdan, bakhsh-, to give presents
Origin: , from Avestan bakhsh-; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.