Definition of gratuity
: something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service; especially : tip added a gratuity for the server
Examples of gratuity in a sentence
A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to the restaurant bill.
for parties of eight or more, we automatically add a 15% gratuity onto the bill
Recent Examples of gratuity from the web
This includes all meals, gratuities, cleaning, nightly ballroom dancing and Broadway-style shows.
Prices are per person and exclude alcohol, tax and gratuity.
All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to, transportation other than that mentioned herein, meals, additional hotel amenities or fees and gratuities, are the responsibility of winner and traveling companion.
Celebrity Cruises' wave season deal is knocking up to $200 off of worldwide cruise fares, plus tacking on up to four free perks, including a beverage package, unlimited Wi-Fi, prepaid gratuities, and up to $150 in onboard spending credit.
When Instavest first launched, Khatri encouraged users to tip contributors whose ideas resulted in profitable trades, with 20% of these voluntary gratuities going to the site.
Busboys collected plates with confidence, knowing for certain that the plate hadn’t been left behind as a non-monetary form of gratuity.
Winner will be solely responsible for all meals, incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other taxes, ground transportation and any other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein.
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Did You Know?
Gratuity is a fancier and more formal word than tip. It occurs most often in written notices along the lines of "Gratuities accepted". Its formality makes it best suited for describing tips of the dignified, expensive variety. For the taxi driver who takes you to the superb Belgian restaurant, it's a tip; for the restaurant's maitre d', it's a gratuity.
Origin and Etymology of gratuity
First Known Use: 1540
GRATUITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gratuity for English Language Learners
: 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
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