surcharge

[ noun sur-chahrj; verb sur-chahrj, sur-chahrj ]
/ noun ˈsɜrˌtʃɑrdʒ; verb sɜrˈtʃɑrdʒ, ˈsɜrˌtʃɑrdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), sur·charged, sur·charg·ing.


Nearby words

  1. surat,
  2. surbase,
  3. surbased,
  4. surbased arch,
  5. surcease,
  6. surcingle,
  7. surcoat,
  8. surculose,
  9. surd,
  10. sure

Origin of surcharge

1400–50; late Middle English surchargen (v.) < Old French surcharger. See sur-1, charge

Related formssur·charg·er, nounun·sur·charged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for surcharge

surcharge

noun (ˈsɜːˌtʃɑːdʒ)

verb (sɜːˈtʃɑːdʒ, ˈsɜːˌtʃɑːdʒ) (tr)

Derived Formssurcharger, noun

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Word Origin and History for surcharge

surcharge

v.

early 15c., from Middle French surcharger, from Old French sur- "over" (see sur-) + chargier "to load" (see charge). The noun is also first attested early 15c.

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