a tip or gratuity
Origin of cumshawfrom dialect, dialectal form of Chinese kan hsieh, grateful thanks
A tip; a gratuity.
Origin of cumshawPidgin English from Amoy kámsiā an expression of thanks from Middle Chinese kam´ s&hhook;ia` ( also the source of Mandarin g&acaron;nxiè ) kam´ to feel s&hhook;ia` to decline, excuse oneself, thank
(third-person singular simple present cumshaws, present participle cumshawing, simple past and past participle cumshawed)
- To give or make a present to.
From Min Nan (Hokkien) 感謝 (kám-siā, “thanks”).