Definition of upcharge in US English:

upcharge

noun

North American
  • A charge or payment that is additional to the usual or basic price; a surcharge.

    ‘a gluten-free crust option is available for a small upcharge on all pizzas’
    • ‘We're getting movies with enough 3D to collect the upcharge, but not enough to deliver the premium experience the audience is paying for.’
    • ‘Right away I am told that there is an upcharge for lamb even though its clearly on the menu.’
    • ‘I would like the predatorial upcharges and gotcha fees and general disdain toward the customer removed.’
    • ‘If you don't like chicken we can substitute shrimp for a small upcharge.’
    • ‘For only a fifty-cent upcharge per stamp, your letter can be adorned with almost anything - baby pictures, pets, and family snapshots account for the majority of the first 40,000 sheets ordered.’
    • ‘The side of fruit was pretty disappointing - for a $3 upcharge, I expect more than a couple slices of banana and two cut-up strawberries.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, two of my faves - avocados and beets - involve a $1 upcharge.’
    • ‘We were also charged an upcharge to use a credit card.’
    • ‘One person's "vastly superior" is another's "needless upcharge."’
    • ‘They've got a bevy of crunchy options for salads, too, including pistachios (with no upcharge).’
    • ‘Some artists may add a small upcharge for a commissioned work.’
    • ‘After 11am, they serve breakfast items all day, with a $1 upcharge.’
    • ‘The film is being helped at the box office by the upcharge for a 3D ticket.’
    • ‘A special deal on one option is always offset by an unavoidable upcharge elsewhere.’
    • ‘The average upcharge for a 3D model is roughly $300.’
    • ‘Their sashimi is amazingly fresh, and they often for an upcharge let us substitute the best seaweed salad in the city.’
    • ‘There was an upcharge of $6 for two sides (I assume these are large sides).’
    • ‘For a 9 percent upcharge, Kraftmaid offers a plywood end piece with a veneer that matches the wood of the cabinet doors (other cabinet manufacturers also offer this).’
    • ‘Add the upcharge for metallic paint and keyless ignition, and our S60 rang in at $44,800.’
    • ‘The upcharge is 15 percent.’

Pronunciation

upcharge

/ˈəptʃɑrdʒ//ˈəpCHärj/