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

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a refrigerator in the room, but sadly no true minibar., "Where should you stay in the Berkshires this fall? Here are the latest and greatest options - The Boston Globe," 19 Sep. 2019 Restaurateur Stephen Starr assists with the nutrition component, serving Mid-Atlantic cuisine at the Electric Lemon restaurant, while the minibar is stocked with organic gummy bears, crispy almond Brussels sprouts, and other snacks. Fortune, "Inside the ‘Ultimate High-Performance Luxury Lifestyle’ Experience at the New Equinox Hotel," 20 July 2019 Schaup-Werner reportedly died after drinking from her hotel's minibar. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to remove liquor dispensers after tourist deaths," 24 June 2019 The bureau is analyzing samples from at least one deceased couple's minibar, according to a Dominican Republic Ministry of Health spokesman. Ashley Fantz, CNN, "After deaths, more tourists to Dominican Republic say they were stricken with illness," 24 June 2019 Tommy Tickenhoff, his son-in-law, told the station that Wallace became sick after drinking scotch from a minibar. Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic to remove liquor dispensers from minibars after tourist deaths," 23 June 2019 A few of the victims reportedly consumed a beverage from a minibar before dying. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Is it safe to travel to the Dominican Republic?," 13 June 2019 On top of the 209 vivid rooms with record players and kombucha in the minibars, Eaton has a radio station that broadcasts on issues like equality, as well as seminar spaces holding talks on urban development. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Hotels in the U.S. Are Better Than Ever," 23 Aug. 2019 Hotel minibars are becoming either rarer — in favor of all-hours snacks for sale in the lobby or on demand in vending machines — or more curated toward the individual needs of guest preferences. Ramsey Qubein, USA TODAY, "Hotel minibars up their game with underwear, ties, chargers and even dog beer," 1 Aug. 2019

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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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2 Dec 2019

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“Minibar.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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