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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɔːkɪdʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹkɪdʒ/
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- Hyphenation: cork‧age
- A fee charged by a restaurant to serve wine that a diner has provided.
- 1827, [Christian Isobel Johnstone], “The Exile”, in Elizabeth de Bruce. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, Edinburgh: William Blackwood; London: T[homas] Cadell, OCLC 13299224, page 224:
- While the Black-nebs wanted only the tea and sugar cheap, and a drap brandy at a reasonable rate, I was hand in glove wi' them; and ga'e them ben the house to meet in, free o' a charge—save the natural corkage.
- 1873 April, “Taking the Vail”, in Tinsleys’ Magazine. An Illustrated Monthly, volume XII, London: Tinsley Brothers, […], OCLC 793924893, page 359:
- ‘Corkage’ is the peculiar vail of the superior of the establishment. You must, if you are the stranger within his gates, imbibe his very bad 18s. sherry at a charge of 36s., or his fifth-rate bottled beer, or pay the ‘corkage’ fee of 1s. 6d. per dozen on everything of your own ordering from which a cork has to be extracted, and probably also forfeit the bottles, charged, in the case of beer, at 2s. per dozen.
fee charged by restaurant to serve wine that a diner has provided