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service charge

noun

Simple Definition of service charge

  • : an amount of money that is charged for a particular service in addition to a basic fee

  • : an amount of money that is paid to the owner of an apartment building for services (such as garbage collection)

  • : a charge added to a bill in a restaurant to pay for the work of the waitress or waiter

Full Definition of service charge

  1. :  a fee charged for a particular service often in addition to a standard or basic fee —called also service fee

Examples of service charge

  1. Tickets are $25 each plus a $3 service charge per ticket.



1917

First Known Use of service charge

1917


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