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Definition

Baksheesh is a term used to describe tipping, charitable giving, and certain forms of political corruption and bribery in South Asia.

An author once sardonically described baksheesh as "lavish remuneration and bribes, rudely demanded but ever so graciously accepted by the natives in return for little or no services rendered."

Usage

Hey give some baksheeh man! I drove you all around Bangalore and you are only giving me Rs 50?
Added 2011-06-24 by Dishoom Dishoom