Share this entry

pourboire Syllabification: pour·boire
Pronunciation: /po͝orˈbwär/

Definition of pourboire in English:


A gratuity; a tip.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with pourboire

bourgeois • abattoir

Definition of pourboire in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources