service charge


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 in a Sentence

Tickets are $25 each plus a $3 service charge per ticket.
Recent Examples on the Web At Anina in San Francisco, bartender Jon Weeks said sometimes checks will come back with the Hayes Valley bar’s 20% service charge line aggressively circled or suggestively annotated with a large zero. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 June 2021 Dinner is 10 courses for $95, plus a 20% service charge. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021 The company added a 20 percent service charge on checks to help cover payroll. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 There will be no service charge; the team is picking that up. The Enquirer, 15 May 2021 Vogler’s businesses employed a service charge, while Meyer’s did not. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 May 2021 The deal, according to the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, also removes a more than $6 monthly increase to customers' basic service charge. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 20 Apr. 2021 At Guisados, De La Torre has opted for small price increases instead of an additional service charge. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point, 2 Bridge St. in Old Saybrook, is offering Easter brunch April 1 to 4 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for $69.95 per person, plus tax and 21 percent service charge. Susan Dunne,, 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of service charge

1917, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Service charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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service charge


English Language Learners Definition of service charge

: an amount of money that is charged for a particular service in addition to a basic fee
British : an amount of money that is paid to the owner of an apartment building for services (such as garbage collection)
British : a charge added to a bill in a restaurant to pay for the work of the waitress or waiter

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