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  1. a fee charged, as in a restaurant, for serving wine or liquor brought in by the patron.
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Origin of corkage

First recorded in 1830–40; cork + -age
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Historical Examples

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

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

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

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

British Dictionary definitions for corkage


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