1 payment (such as a tip or bribe) to expedite service
2 charity to beggars
1 If you wish to travel through these lands undisturbed, be prepared to pay the first soldiers you meet on the road a substantial baksheesh.
2 Beware beggars asking for baksheesh too quietly and look too healthy, many of the street gangs out here disguise their lookouts.
The persian origin of this word makes me think its on the list as a word to uses for specific NPCs diction. If your running an arabian night’s game, or have a djinn somewhere in the game this maybe useful for making the NPC stand out in conversation.