boontith noun a bounty gratuity, sometimes it was a gift stipultated in a contract of employment in addition to monetary wages: She sold horn spoons and other articles; and, when she made a bargain, she would take, almost by force, what she called her boontith which is a present of victuals exclusive of the cash paid. 18-. etymology: Scots bountith; from Northern Middle English; collected by Simson (1865) and attested by one his informants possibly in the early nineteenth century