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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


arle to give earnest-money.
backsheesh (Persian) in Eastern countries, a gift or present of money, a tip; (verb) to give a tip.
backshish (Persian) in Eastern countries, a gift or present of money, a tip; (verb) to give a tip.
bakhshish (Persian) in Eastern countries, a gift or present of money, a tip; (verb) to give a tip.
baksheesh (Persian) in Eastern countries, a gift or present of money, a tip; (verb) to give a tip.
bakshish (Persian) in Eastern countries, a gift or present of money, a tip; (verb) to give a tip.
bansela (Zulu) a gratuity.
bonamano (Ital.) a tip.
bonsela (Zulu) a gratuity.
bonsella (Zulu) a gratuity to a Black African.
buckshee something in addition to the usual allowance; something extra or free.
buckshish (Persian) in Eastern countries, a gift or present of money, a tip; (verb) to give a tip.
congiary in Roman history, a quantity of oil, wine, etc., or money given for distribution as a gift among the people or the soldiers.
freebee a free gift, something supplied free of charge.
freebie a free gift, something supplied free of charge.
gratillity (Shakesp.) a small gratuity.
gratuity a gift of money.
guidage (Obs.) the reward given to a guide for services.
handsel a gift made as a token of good wishes or luck esp at the beginning of a new year; (verb) to give a handsel to.
hansel a gift made as a token of good wishes or luck esp at the beginning of a new year; (verb) to give a hansel to.
kickback a payment (usu. illegal) made to a person who has facilitated a transaction, appointment, etc.
koha (Maori) a gift or donation esp of cash.
lagnappe (Spanish) a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of purchase.
lagniappe (Spanish) a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of purchase.
nuzzer (Hindi) a present to a superior.
overtip to tip excessively.
pasela (Zulu) a gratuity.
pourboire (Fr.) a tip, gratuity.
testern (Arch.) a sixpence; (verb, Shakesp.) to reward with a tester, or sixpence.
tippee a person who receives a tip, esp as regards share prices.
tipper one who tips.
tronc (Fr.) a collection of tips to be divided out among waiters.
venality the state of being venal, or purchasable.