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Topic: TRADE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: surchargier, from sur- 'above' (from Latin super-; SUPER-) + chargier 'to charge'

surcharge

1 noun
     
sur‧charge1 [countable]
BBT money that you have to pay in addition to the basic price of something
surcharge on
a 10% surcharge on airline tickets
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