Definition of bakhshi in English:

bakhshi

(also buckshee)

Pronunciation /ˈbʌkʃi/ /ˈbʌxʃi/

noun

historical
  • An officer responsible for military administration under the Mughals.

    Bakhshi is often glossed as ‘paymaster’. However, the responsibilities of the bakhshis were broader than just dispensing pay and involved other administrative tasks such as record-keeping and inspections.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Roe (1581–1644), diplomat. From (i) Urdu baḵšī.