Meaning of “cover charge” in the English Dictionary

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"cover charge" in American English

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cover chargenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʌv·ər ˌtʃɑrdʒ/

a charge added to the amount that a customer pays for food and drink in a restaurant or nightclub to pay for service or entertainment

(Definition of “cover charge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cover charge" in Business English

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cover chargenoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us

COMMERCE an amount of money charged by some restaurants in addition to the charge for food and drink, or an amount of money added in a club to pay for the entertainment:

There was no cover charge - she just wanted to provide a place for musicians to share their music.

(Definition of “cover charge” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)