Pronunciation: (gru-tOO'i-tē, -tyOO'-), [key]
1. a gift of money, over and above payment due for service, as to a waiter or bellhop; tip.
2. something given without claim or demand.
a. a bonus granted to war veterans by the government.
b. a bonus given military personnel on discharge or retirement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.