Surcharge Definition

sûrchärj
surcharged, surcharges, surcharging
noun
surcharges
An additional amount added to the usual charge.
Webster's New World
An overcharge.
Webster's New World
An extra or excessive load, burden, etc.
Webster's New World
A new valuation overprinted on a postage stamp, etc., to change its denomination.
Webster's New World
The stamp to which a new value has been applied.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
taxoverchargeimpostburdenadditional chargesurtax
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verb
surcharged, surcharges, surcharging
To charge (a person or organization) an additional sum.
American Heritage
To overcharge.
Webster's New World
To overload; overburden.
Webster's New World
To overwhelm or oppress.
American Heritage
To fill to excess or beyond normal capacity.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Surcharge

  • Middle English from surchargen to overtax from Old French surcharger sur- sur- chargier to charge charge

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From sur- +"Ž charge

    From Wiktionary

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