3

There is a word I remember seeing some time ago, but unfortunately I have now forgotten.

The definition was like this: to pay an amount which is more than expected, similar to hidden fees.

I think it was a verb or noun. For example, you buy something but there are hidden fees and you have to pay extra.

Please help me out.

6
  • 5
    RyanAir, perhaps? Jan 15, 2015 at 21:19
  • Perhaps you are thinking overpay?
    – Good A.M.
    Jan 15, 2015 at 21:26
  • You may be overcharged because of accessory costs!
    – user66974
    Jan 15, 2015 at 21:30
  • Tax! The ultimate hidden fee--noun and verb.
    – ScotM
    Jan 15, 2015 at 22:17
  • And then there's the graft.
    – user63230
    Jan 15, 2015 at 23:22

2 Answers 2

7

You may be thinking of "surcharge" - which is commonly used to rip folks off while sounding professional - and somehow justified.

1
  • 4
    +1. Thank you for buying your ticket via the TicketMaster website. There's an additional $10 processing surcharge. Which powers our servers, or something. In fact, we have no idea.
    – Moo-Juice
    Jan 15, 2015 at 21:46
1

Tax

NOUN

  1. A compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits, or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions:

VERB

  1. Impose a tax on (someone or something):

Wouldn't everyone love to forget tax, at least for a season.

1
  • It depends where you are, but in many countries most taxes aren't hidden at all. Jan 16, 2015 at 2:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.