mini·​bar | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌbär How to pronounce minibar (audio) \

Definition of minibar

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

Examples of minibar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Book a stay in one of the studio suites and you’ll be greeted with a bottle of Sloe Gin from local craft darling Sipsmith—to go along with a complimentary minibar. Brad Japhe, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Everything from breakfast to the minibar is included. Julia Buckley, Travel + Leisure, 7 July 2021 Fares for Emirates' iconic business-class seats, which feature fully closing doors, a personal minibar, and access to the in-flight shower spa on select planes, start at $2,099 from JFK to Milan, and $2,966 between Newark and Athens. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 June 2021 The counter area above the minibar and the remote control also had not been wiped between guests. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 1 July 2020 Any extras Nathan wants—coffee, bottled water, the McDonald’s fries in his minibar—count as in-app purchases and get charged to Ingrid’s account. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 7 May 2020 Rooms come sans minibar, sans TV, sans Internet, and dinner is silent. Danielle Braff, Washington Post, 20 Dec. 2019 Upstairs, the large game room has its own minibar for storing snacks. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, 14 Mar. 2020 And the food and beverages in his in-room virtual minibar require an In-App purchase. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of minibar

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minibar was in 1971

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“Minibar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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


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