mini·​bar | \ˈmi-nē-ˌbär \

Definition of minibar 

: a small refrigerator in a hotel room that is stocked with especially alcoholic beverages and snacks for guests

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Seven Seas Voyager, Mariner, Explorer, and Navigator—indulge guests with all-inclusive features like unlimited shore excursions, open bars with premium wines (and in-room minibars), unlimited Wi-Fi, and dining in specialty restaurants. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Raid the minibar and watch the sun set over the iconic white dome, then head downstairs for dinner at Esphahan. Fortune, "14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World," 13 Feb. 2018 Rooms feature wooden flooring and fluffy white duvets and a minibar with all of its contents free, including fizzy sangria in a bottle. New York Times, "36 Hours in Seville," 14 June 2018 My minibar offerings included spicy ketchup chips —a supremely Canadian snack. Jim Byers,, "Toronto's hotel scene heats up with 4 exciting newcomers," 7 June 2018 The seats also have in-suite minibars, personal temperature zones and mood lighting, and a privacy hatch for meal service. Jaclyn Gallucci, Fortune, "How to Fly the Best First-Class Seats, Cheaper Than Economy," 27 Feb. 2018 The minibar had an assortment of drinks and snacks. Anja Mutic, New York Times, "On Croatia’s Coast, Stunning Pools and a Mediterranean Mood," 5 May 2018 At the time, it was considered a revolutionary concept with its living room-like lobby, high-end food and beverage concepts, designer minibar items, and appeal to younger travelers. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "W Hotels to drop original flagship hotel in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 Or at least these closet minibars are always ready for happy hour, thanks to smart and elegant design. Southern Living, "This Home Trend Is Taking Over Closets Nationwide," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of minibar

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of minibar

: a small refrigerator in a hotel room that has drinks inside it for guests

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