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corkage

[kawr-kij]
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noun
  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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Examples from the Web for corkage

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

corkage

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