Definitions

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  • verb To persuade a customer to buy more than he or she had intended.

Etymologies

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up- +‎ sell

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  • “Cassinelli prided himself on earning big tips. ‘I could always upsell my tables’ liquor and desserts,’ he said, using the industry term for swaying diners to order more than they normally would, driving up the bill and hence the tip.�?

    The New York Times, Why Tip?, by Paul Wachter, October 9, 2008

    October 12, 2008