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gratuity

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noun gra·tu·ity \grə-ˈtü-ə-tē, -ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of gratuity

  • : an amount of money given to a person (such as a waiter or waitress) who has performed a service

  • : an amount of money given to a retiring soldier or employee

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gratuity

plural

gratuities

  1. :  something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service; especially :  tip

Examples of gratuity in a sentence

  1. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to the restaurant bill.

  2. <for parties of eight or more, we automatically add a 15% gratuity onto the bill>



1540

First Known Use of gratuity

1540

Rhymes with gratuity



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