Definition of service charge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    service charge

    BrE BrE//ˈsɜːvɪs tʃɑːdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrvɪs tʃɑːrdʒ//
    Dining out
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  1. 1an amount of money that is added to a bill, as an extra charge for a service That will be $50, plus a service charge of $2.50.
  2. 2(British English) an amount of money that is added to a bill in a restaurant, for example 10% of the total, that goes to pay for the work of the staff Wordfinderà la carte, course, cuisine, menu, order, reservation, restaurant, service charge, speciality, waiter See related entries: Dining out
  3. 3an amount of money that is paid to the owner of an apartment building for services such as putting out rubbish/garbage, cleaning the stairs, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: service charge