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.

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    RyanAir, perhaps? – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 15 '15 at 21:19
  • Perhaps you are thinking overpay? – Good A.M. Jan 15 '15 at 21:26
  • You may be overcharged because of accessory costs! – user66974 Jan 15 '15 at 21:30
  • Tax! The ultimate hidden fee--noun and verb. – ScotM Jan 15 '15 at 22:17
  • And then there's the graft. – andy256 Jan 15 '15 at 23:22

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

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    +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 '15 at 21:46



  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:


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

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

  • It depends where you are, but in many countries most taxes aren't hidden at all. – curiousdannii Jan 16 '15 at 2:28

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