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 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, "Here's what the deal on LG&E's rate increase could mean for your bill and Louisville," 20 Apr. 2021 At Guisados, De La Torre has opted for small price increases instead of an additional service charge. Los Angeles Times, "Column: We should pay more to eat in restaurants," 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,, "Easter brunches, dinners at restaurants in Connecticut - to go, dine-in or outdoors," 23 Mar. 2021 At Botanica, Sperling weighed options to cover rising costs, including adding an 18% to 20% service charge to checks, a practice more restaurants are beginning to adopt. Los Angeles Times, "Column: We should pay more to eat in restaurants," 19 Mar. 2021 The 2,000-gallon credit will show as a reduction in the monthly basic service charge. Dallas News, "Garland to adjust residents’ water bills after winter storms," 4 Mar. 2021 Of this, citizens will pay Rs150 for the vaccine, and Rs100 as a service charge. Manavi Kapur, Quartz, "How will the Covid-19 vaccination drive for India’s elderly work?," 28 Feb. 2021 The price includes six courses, two zero-proof cocktails (a soursop-coconut lemonade and a marionberry-blood orange sparkler, both excellent) as well as a 20% service charge divvied up between front- and back-of-house workers. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Gregory Gourdet turns to Haitian food at Kann Winter Village, and a food critic has his first date night in a year (in a yurt)," 26 Feb. 2021 Tickets are $25 plus a $3 service charge, with proceeds going to support future concerts in TheaterWorks Hartford’s Living Room Concert series., "‘A Very Ella Christmas’ brings the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald back to TheaterWorks in online concert special," 15 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of service charge

1917, in the meaning defined above

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25 Apr 2021

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“Service charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 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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