Definition of gratuity in English:

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gratuity

Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈt(y)o͞oədē/

noun (plural gratuities) formal

A tip given to a waiter, taxicab driver, etc.
Example sentences
  • However, a special gratuity paid to a driver, for example at Christmas, may not be taxable.
  • As we headed home, my mate wondered why many cafés have counter-top jars for tips if paying gratuities was not New Zealand custom.
  • These gratuities are voluntary rewards given from spectators who genuinely enjoyed the battle in the ring.
Synonyms
tip, gift, present, donation, reward, handout;
bonus, extra;

Origin

Late 15th century (denoting graciousness or favor): from Old French gratuité or medieval Latin gratuitas 'gift', from Latin gratus 'pleasing, thankful'.

Words that rhyme with gratuity

acuity, ambiguity, annuity, assiduity, congruity, contiguity, continuity, exiguity, fatuity, fortuity, ingenuity, perpetuity, perspicuity, promiscuity, suety, superfluity, tenuity, vacuity

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: gra·tu·i·ty

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