Definition of Corkage

1. Noun. A charge added at a restaurant for every bottle of wine served that was not bought on the premises.

Generic synonyms: Service Charge, Service Fee



Definition of Corkage

1. n. The charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.

Definition of Corkage

1. Noun. A fee charged by a restaurant to serve wine that the diner has provided, at a BYOB. ¹

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Definition of Corkage

1. a charge for wine in a restaurant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corkage

corium coronae
corium parietis
coriums
corival
corivals
cork
cork-board
cork jacket
cork oak
cork oaks
cork taint
cork tree
cork up
corkage (current term)
corkages
corkboard
corkboards
corked
corker
corkers
corkier
corkiest
corkiness
corkinesses
corking
corkingly
corkir
corkirs

Literary usage of Corkage

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1. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1877)
"Charge you corkage—though corkage on fish ridiculous unless it was a bottle-nosed whale.— Hullo! pillar matchbox on the mantelpiece. ..."

2. The Letters of Daniel Webster: From Documents Owned Principally by the New by Daniel Webster (1902)
"The charge is high for us two; but the omission of corkage (one dollar per bottle) is a considerable diminution. I have had a coloured man as my servant, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1855)
"Edited by JOHN ROSE corkage, MD May, June, July, August, 1855. Dublin Medical Press. June, July, August, 1855. Dublin Hospital Gazette. ..."

4. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"A 'corkage' charge of 1-3«. is made on each bottle of wine used that has not been purchased from the hotel. Restaurant« are not nearly 80 common in England ..."

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