cooler

noun
cool·​er | \ ˈkü-lər \

Definition of cooler

1 : one that cools: such as
a : a container for cooling liquids
2 : lockup, jail especially : a cell for violent or unmanageable prisoners
3 : an iced drink usually with an alcoholic beverage as a base

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Synonyms for cooler

Synonyms

bastille, big house [slang], bridewell, brig, calaboose, can, clink [slang], coop, guardroom, hock, hold, hoosegow, jail, jailhouse, joint [slang], jug, lockup, nick [British slang], pen, penitentiary, pokey [slang], prison, quod [British slang], slam, slammer, stir [slang], stockade, tolbooth [Scottish]

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Examples of cooler in a Sentence

The sodas are in the cooler. plea-bargained to avoid spending time in the cooler

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Society is brutal in its relentless reminders that women will be replaced by someone younger and sexier and cooler. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Can't Men Like Louis C.K. Accept Their Ideas Are Outdated?," 4 Jan. 2019 Warming aromatics, including cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, are included to aid digestion and improve peripheral circulation during the cooler months (think cold hands and feet). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the Eckhaus Latta–Approved Herbalist With a Prescription for Balanced Skin and Less Stress," 4 Jan. 2019 And the clock stops if the bears drag the cooler into the pond. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "This Cooler Is "Certified Bear Resistant." What Does That Really Mean?," 21 Dec. 2018 The dense remains of exploded, titanic stars — currently known as neutron stars — could be made of this stuff, begging an even cooler nomenclature: strange stars. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018 If Logan Paul decides to prank his brother with a cooler full of rotting food, Majlak straps up and helps him secure the package with duct tape. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Meet the babysitter who helps Logan Paul stay out of trouble on YouTube," 3 Dec. 2018 Boho throws in linens, towels, cooking supplies, a propane grill, and a cooler—all for a total price of $35,000. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Boho-chic, fully converted camper van is $35K," 10 Sep. 2018 But her son was born six weeks premature, and one week after giving birth, White returned to classes and teaching with a breast pump and a cooler in tow. Jenna Sauers, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Women Really Quit Breastfeeding," 17 July 2018 Charito Arroyo pulls partially frozen chicken breasts out of a large white cooler and starts unwrapping them. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, "Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of cooler

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cooler

cool entry 2 + -er entry 2

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The first known use of cooler was circa 1550

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cooler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cooler

: a container for keeping food or drinks cool

: a cold drink that usually contains alcohol

the cooler : a prison or jail

cooler

noun
cool·​er | \ ˈkü-lər \

Kids Definition of cooler

: a container for keeping food or drinks cool

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