mini·​bar ˈmi-nē-ˌbär How to pronounce minibar (audio)
: 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 The capsules arrive frozen and can keep in a minibar fridge for a week. Ryan Haase, Travel + Leisure, 8 Nov. 2023 Angela consults the minibar prices, turns the TV on and then instantly off. Clare Sestanovich, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 The suites also have closets to hang clothes and jackets, and complimentary sleepwear smooths the rough edges of long-haul flight—as do the personal minibar and digital monitor for communicating with the flight attendants. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 3 Oct. 2023 Amenities includes custom bath products, minibars, turndown service and a 24-hour concierge among others. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023 Each of the 20 rooms has a private terrace, and while those make for an ideal spot to enjoy tea from the minibar, the best way to enjoy tea here is while soaking in the hot tub, or reading in a robe, poolside. Maria Geyman, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2023 Maid service is offered three times daily, and in-suite minibars are refreshed twice a day. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 11 Sep. 2023 The new flights come as Lufthansa plans to roll out a new business class upgrade complete with floor-to-ceiling privacy walls and private minibars. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 13 Sep. 2023 Unbutton its jacket, though, and a hidden door opens to a compartment, one that once held a minibar stocked with coupe glasses and bottles of liquor. Globe Staff,, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minibar was in 1971

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“Minibar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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