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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An additional charge for a service for which there is already a basic fee. Also called service fee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amount added to the bill in a restaurant, or other similar establishment, which is normally paid to the waiter or waitress.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service


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