service charge


service charge

noun

: 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

:  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.

First Known Use of SERVICE CHARGE

1917

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