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Etymology

Italian.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'mænʧə/

Noun

mancia

  1. a tip, a gratuity
    • 1963: 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. — Thomas Pynchon, V.
    • 1980: 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. — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

Italian

Noun

mancia f. (plural mance)

  1. tip (in a restaurant etc)

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