Origin: probably via Arabic baqshīsh or Anglo-Indian bucksheesh ; from Persian baḫšiš ; from baḫšīdan, to give; akin to Sanskrit bhájah, (he) allots: see -phagous
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noun pl. baksheesh
Origin: Persian bakhshish, present, from Middle Persian bakhshishn, from bakhshīdan, bakhsh-, to give presents, from Avestan bakhsh-; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.