mancia

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Borrowing from Italian.

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Noun[edit]

mancia

  1. tip, gratuity
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, , V.:
      Its landscape is one of inanimate monuments and buildings; near-inanimate barmen, taxi-drivers, bellhops, guides: there to do any bidding, to varying degrees of efficiency, on receipt of the recommended baksheesh, pourboire, mancia, tip.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
      We got up and Don Carlo looked critically at the money I had left on the table. ‘That is too much. A mancia of two lire. The waiter will be dissatisfied with those who leave a smaller but more rational mancia.’ ‘You disapprove of generosity? Perhaps they will call me Don Quixote della mancia.’ Neither of them thought that funny.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mancia f (plural mance)

  1. tip (in a restaurant, etc.)

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