Pasha, Mister, and Baksheesh – etymology of words in Arabic (part 3)

Let’s continue our journey into the etymology of Arabic words. The word بَقْشِيش This word is very famous in Egypt. It means gratuity, tip or simply baksheesh. It is mainly used to bribe or tip a person to speed up services. It may be derived from Turkish bahşiş, from Persian بخشیش ‎(bakhšīš, “an honorary or[…]