cover charge


Definition of cover charge

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

Examples of cover charge in a Sentence

The nightclub has a $5 cover charge.
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First Known Use of cover charge

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cover charge was in 1921

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Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Cover charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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