Gratuity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrəˈtuːəti|  American pronunciation of the word gratuity
Brit.  |ɡrəˈtjuːɪti|  British pronunciation of the word gratuity


- a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter) (syn: backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, pourboire, tip)
- an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation


A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to the restaurant bill.

...for parties of eight or more, we automatically add a 15% gratuity onto the bill...

Word forms

singular: gratuity
plural: gratuities
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