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cover charge

noun

: an amount of money that must be paid to go into a nightclub or restaurant in addition to the charge for food and drink

Full Definition of COVER CHARGE

:  a charge made by a restaurant or nightclub in addition to the charge for food and drink
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Examples of COVER CHARGE

  1. The nightclub has a $5 cover charge.

First Known Use of COVER CHARGE

1921

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