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View synonyms for corkage

corkage

[ kawr-kij ]

noun

  1. a fee charged, as in a restaurant, for serving wine or liquor brought in by the patron. Compare cakeage ( def ).


corkage

/ ˈkɔːkɪdʒ /

noun

  1. a charge made at a restaurant for serving wine, etc, bought off the premises


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Word History and Origins

Origin of corkage1

First recorded in 1830–40; cork + -age

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Example Sentences

Corkage, money charged when persons at an hotel provide their own wine—sixpence being charged for each cork drawn.

I bring it with me when I come to Paris, and let them charge for corkage.'

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