service charge

noun

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 Tickets are $36 advance and $41 day of show, plus applicable service charges, via VBC Box Office and ticketmaster.com. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Myles Kennedy talks Alter Bridge, Slash, Led Zeppelin audition," 23 Jan. 2020 China is also encouraging passengers traveling to and from Wuhan to change their travel plans during the busy Lunar New Year holiday period, by exempting them from service charges for refunds for all modes of transport. Tara John, CNN, "A visual guide to the Wuhan coronavirus," 22 Jan. 2020 There is a $1 service charge for purchasing online. cleveland, "Trivia fans to gather at Burntwood Tavern in Rocky River on Jan. 25," 13 Jan. 2020 Tickets can also be purchased in person at the NRG Park box office, with no service charge, beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 17. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "RodeoHouston 2020: NCT 127, Willie Nelson, Gwen Stefani, Khalid, Becky G," 9 Jan. 2020 Grateful Guest Dear Grateful: Many hosts tip their catering staff independently — or the catering company will add on a service charge to be distributed to the catering staff. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Spouse’s solo wanders leave others to wonder," 22 Dec. 2019 Grateful Guest Dear Grateful: Many hosts tip their catering staff independently – or the catering company will add on a service charge to be distributed to the catering staff. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Spouse’s solo trips invite queries," 22 Dec. 2019 Grateful Guest: Many hosts tip their catering staff independently — or the catering company will add on a service charge to be distributed to the catering staff. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Spouse’s solo wanders leave others to wonder," 22 Dec. 2019 According to Ticketmaster's website, there is a $36 service charge per ticket and a $2 facility charge per ticket for a seat in section 133. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Billy Joel tickets go on sale Friday: Expect fees, limited seating options when you buy," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of service charge

1917, in the meaning defined above

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12 Feb 2020

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“Service charge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/service%20charge. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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service charge

noun

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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