Definition of gratuity in English:

gratuity

Syllabification: gra·tu·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈt(y)o͞oədē
 
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noun (plural gratuities) formal

A tip given to a waiter, taxicab driver, etc.
More 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; baksheesh

Origin

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

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