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A gratuity; a tip.
present, donation, offering, contribution, handout, presentation, bestowal, largesse, alms, charity, bonus, award, premium, bounty, boon, favour, bequest, legacy, inheritance, settlement, subsidy, grant, endowment, benefactionView synonyms
- ‘At 4,000 guineas, Prior made almost as much money as Pope-more, if you count the 4,000 Harley threw in by way of pourboire to buy Down Hall in Essex for Prior's life use.’
French, from pour boire, literally (money) for drinking.
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