buckshee

/buk"shee, buk'shee"/, Chiefly Brit. Slang.
n.
1. a gift, gratuity, or small bribe.
2. an extra ration or portion.
adj.
3. free of charge; gratuitous.
[1915-20; var. of BAKSHEESH]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • buckshee — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ free of charge. ORIGIN alteration of BAKSHEESH(Cf. ↑baksheesh) …   English terms dictionary

  • buckshee — [buk′shē΄] adj. [< BAKSHEESH] [Brit. Slang] free; gratis …   English World dictionary

  • buckshee — adverb BrE oldfashioned without payment; free buckshee adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • buckshee — noun Etymology: Hindi bakhśiś & Urdu bakhshish, from Persian bakhshīsh more at baksheesh Date: circa 1760 1. British something extra obtained free; especially extra rations 2. British windfall, gratuity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buckshee — 1. noun a) A gift or bribe. b) An extra portion, ration etc. 2. adjective Free, without charge …   Wiktionary

  • buckshee — adj free, without charge. Like baksheesh, meaning a bribe or tip, this word derives from the Persian bakshish, denoting something given or a gift, and dates from the colonial era …   Contemporary slang

  • buckshee — n. bribe, monetary bonus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • buckshee — [bʌk ʃi:, bʌkʃi:] adjective informal, chiefly Brit. free of charge. Origin First World War: alt. of baksheesh …   English new terms dictionary

  • buckshee — Adj. Free, without charge. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • buckshee — buck·shee …   English syllables

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