cumshaw definition

  • noun:
    • A tip; a gratuity.
    • A gratuity or tip as thanks for something
    • a present-day or extra; -- initially applied to that paid on boats which entered the slot of Canton.
    • something special of any kind; something special or douceur; bakshish.
    • A tip; a gratuity.
    • A gratuity or tip as thank you for something
    • something special or extra; -- initially put on that compensated on vessels which joined the interface of Canton.
    • A present of any sort; something special or douceur; bakshish.
  • verb:
    • To give or make a present-day to.
    • to offer or make something special to.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to provide or make something special to.
    • To give or make something special to.

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