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gratuity

noun
gra·​tu·​i·​ty | \ grə-ˈtü-ə-tē How to pronounce gratuity (audio) , -ˈtyü- \
plural gratuities

Definition of gratuity

: something given voluntarily or beyond obligation usually for some service especially : tip added a gratuity for the server

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Gratuity vs. Tip

Gratuity is a fancier and more formal word than tip. It occurs most often in written notices along the lines of "Gratuities accepted". Its formality makes it best suited for describing tips of the dignified, expensive variety. For the taxi driver who takes you to the superb Belgian restaurant, it's a tip; for the restaurant's maitre d', it's a gratuity.

Examples of gratuity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cost is $185 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The credit is for on-board purchases including gratuities if desired. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Cruise lines offer up Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals," 25 Nov. 2019 Heck, some establishments include standard gratuity in the check. Matt Villano, SFChronicle.com, "The latest Napa food trend: takeout windows," 16 Oct. 2019 Prices range from $15 to $43 per person, not including gratuity or tax. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Troy restaurant week kicks off Sunday: What you need to know," 14 Aug. 2019 The Chinese Neighbor, Executive Chef Bob Tam Chinese New Year Dinners The Chinese Neighbor Chinese New Year Dinner: 5 p.m. Jan. 26, $28.88 plus tax and gratuity. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "Prosper restaurant develops whimsical Chinese New Year dinner, including a pasta dish that will tingle your taste buds," 22 Jan. 2020 But another might throw in perks like prepaid gratuities, onboard credit, spa credits, shore excursion credits and a welcome bottle of Champagne. Erica Silverstein And Brittany Chrusciel, USA TODAY, "Cruises: What is wave season? And are these early-season deals really worth it?," 11 Jan. 2020 Cost is $450 per couple (including tax and gratuity). Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Connecticut restaurants celebrating New Year’s Eve with dinner, dancing and champagne toasts," 9 Dec. 2019 The details are as follows: Three day, two night stay at Caesars Resort/Hotel, three shows, $50 slot bonus, $50 meal vouchers, cancellation protection and driver's gratuity included.

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gratuity.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of gratuity

1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gratuity

see gratuitous

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The first known use of gratuity was in 1540

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Last Updated

18 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Gratuity.” waleadership.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://waleadership.com/dictionary/gratuity. Accessed 6 Mar. 2020.

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gratuity

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How to pronounce gratuity (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gratuity

formal : an amount of money given to a person (such as a waiter or waitress) who has performed a service
British : an amount of money given to a retiring soldier or employee

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