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Synonyms for baksheesh

a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

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However, Baksheesh Singh's judicial custody has been further extended till June 27.
Proud owner of Istanbul's only crime bookshop, Kati Hirschel uses the power of bribery, or baksheesh, to purchase an apartment in the city.
As the American minister in Sofia commented, "The French action has been generally interpreted as baksheesh and has created rather an unfavorable reaction than otherwise.
Guaranteed wages, certified food supplies and vast subsidies are all doled out like baksheesh from our overlords, who want to build a more equitable society.
Originally a southern rock band, the Baksheesh Boys quickly added classic rock tunes to its set list.
According to Google, Baksheesh is part and parcel of the culture in the Middle East, as many off-plan apartment buyers have found to their cost from greedy project owners.
While you may not be dealing in blood diamonds out of Angola or paying off Mexican officials for building permits, it is still baksheesh.
Benefits like this are an entitlement, not baksheesh from our political masters.
I found the Baksheesh culture in Egypt disruptive in politics, tourism, and economics .
A baksheesh payment of twenty, thirty, or fifty pounds was usually needed to accomplish the simplest task.
Ergo: they all need to give us a little political baksheesh.
In the cross firing, ASI Sajid and three extremists were killed and a cop Baksheesh suffered severe injuries.
We motioned not to bother us, but he persisted in gesturing with his hand and asking for baksheesh.
This baksheesh is routine and, bribe by bribe, demolishes trust in the institutions that a stable society is built on.