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 in a Sentence

Tickets are $25 each plus a $3 service charge per ticket.
Recent Examples on the Web But the council spent the most time debating amendments related to service charges and I-82, which have caused months of mounting agita among diners. Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2024 Tax is not included, and a 20% service charge will automatically be applied. Make a reservations: Via phone at 803-548-3742 in Fort Mill or 704-230-1720 in Mooresville. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 There has also been rising diner fatigue to some of the methods used by businesses to balance their books, like service charges, pricey reservation deposits and automatic tip requests. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Dec. 2023 In January, Amazon quadrupled the free delivery threshold on Amazon Fresh groceries from $35 to $150 — tacking on a service charge on smaller orders. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 8 Dec. 2023 Some places, like the Indian restaurant Daru, are trying to dispel the confusion around service charges. Priya Krishna, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2024 Buffet price is $99 per adult plus tax and service charge and $48 per child 12 and under, plus taxes and service fee. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 4 Mar. 2024 Some restaurants in the last few years have implemented service charges as a way to circumvent the tip problem. Scott Hocker, theweek, 25 Jan. 2024 For those who book a Grills Suite, a drinks package, hotel, and dining service charge are included in the booking, creating an elevated Cunard experience where travelers can unwind onboard while traveling to Alaska, Australia, and Asia. Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 10 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of service charge was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Service charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

service charge

: a fee charged for a particular service often in addition to a basic fee

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