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 for backsheesh
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Backsheesh \Back"sheesh`\, Backshish \Back"shish`\, n. [Pers.
     bakhsh[imac]sh, fr. bakhsh[imac]dan to give.]
     In Egypt and the Turkish empire, a relatively small amount of
     money given for services rendered (as by a waiter); a
     gratuity; a "tip".
  
     Syn: gratuity, tip, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  backsheesh
      n 1: a relatively small amount of money given for services
           rendered (as by a waiter) [syn: gratuity, tip,
           pourboire, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis,
           backsheesh]

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