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surcharge

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transitive verb sur·charge \ˈsər-ˌchärj\

Definition of surcharge

  1. 1a :  overchargeb :  to charge an extra feec :  to show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given

  2. 2 British :  overstock

  3. 3 :  to fill or load to excess <the atmosphere…was surcharged with war hysteria — H. A. Chippendale>

  4. 4a :  to mark a surcharge on (a stamp)b :  overprint <surcharge a banknote>



Examples of surcharge

  1. <contends that with the present tax structure, the state's lower-income residents are being surcharged and the wealthiest residents are getting off too lightly>



Origin of surcharge

Middle English, from Anglo-French surcharger, from sur- + charger to load, charge — more at charge


First Known Use: 15th century


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surcharge

noun sur·charge

Simple Definition of surcharge

  • : an amount of money that must be paid in addition to the regular price

Full Definition of surcharge

  1. 1a :  an additional tax, cost, or impostb :  an extra fare <a sleeping car surcharge>c :  an instance of surcharging an account

  2. 2 :  an excessive load or burden

  3. 3 :  the action of surcharging :  the state of being surcharged

  4. 4a (1) :  an overprint on a stamp; specifically :  one that alters the denomination (2) :  a stamp bearing such an overprintb :  an overprint on a currency note

Examples of surcharge

  1. The airline has added a $20 fuel surcharge on all international flights.



15th Century

First Known Use of surcharge

15th century



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