Definition of Baksheeshes

1. Noun. (plural of baksheesh) ¹



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Definition of Baksheeshes

1. baksheesh [n] - See also: baksheesh

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baksheeshes

bakingly
bakings
bakistre
bakistres
bakkie
bakkies
baklava
baklava-like
baklavalike
baklavas
baklawa
baklawas
baksanite
baksheesh
baksheeshed
baksheeshes (current term)
baksheeshing
bakshis
bakshish
bakshished
bakshishes
bakshishing
baktun
baktuns
bakuchiol
bal
bal-chatri
bal-chatris
balaam
balachong

Literary usage of Baksheeshes

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1. Readings in Political Science by Raymond Garfield Gettell (1911)
"... a present of the value of one thousand dollars, besides baksheeshes to the different attache's of the Persian legation, who all expect them. ..."

2. Life and Work at the Great Pyramid During the Months of January, February by Charles Piazzi Smyth (1867)
"... the Arab Christian, and let them know when the real work was to begin,—their pay had been going on for three weeks, and their baksheeshes had been many, ..."

3. A Memoir on the Cotton of Egypt by George Robins Gliddon (1841)
"... which the kind deportment, superior education and intelligence, excellent firearms, and liberal " baksheeshes" (presents) of the subsequent traveller, ..."

4. The Druses of the Lebanon: Their Manners, Customs, and History. With a by George Washington Chasseaud (1855)
"... or baksheeshes, they proved of null effect; and too avaricious even to supply the necessary provisions which might have contributed in assisting the ..."

5. Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines, Including a Visit to Palmyra by Emily Anne (Beaufort) Smythe Strangford (1874)
"... sought to carry away one of these slabs, but the people of Assouan will in no wise consent to part with them, even for the handsomest of baksheeshes. ..."

6. Cairo, Petra and Damascus in 1839 by John Gardiner Kinnear (1841)
"... the administration of justice was corrupt, and the emoluments of the judge were the bribes and baksheeshes by which all law and justice were subverted. ..."

7. Egyptian Sepulchres and Syrian Shrines: Including a Visit to Palmyra by Emily Anne Beaufort Smythe Strangford, Beaufort Strangford (1874)
"... sought to carry away one of these slabs, but the people of Assouan will in no wise consent to part with them, even for the handsomest of baksheeshes. ..."

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