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 The counter area above the minibar and the remote control also had not been wiped between guests. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Inside Edition Investigation Suggests Top New York City Hotels Are Not Changing Sheets Between Guests," 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, "The Hell of a Man-Made Heaven," 7 May 2020 Rooms come sans minibar, sans TV, sans Internet, and dinner is silent. Danielle Braff, Washington Post, "Go phone-free in these 10 stunning accommodations, including pods attached to a mountain," 20 Dec. 2019 Upstairs, the large game room has its own minibar for storing snacks. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "This Park Lane model home makes outdoor cooking possible year round, even in Texas heat," 14 Mar. 2020 And the food and beverages in his in-room virtual minibar require an In-App purchase. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "A tech bro opts for a digital afterlife in first trailer for Amazon’s Upload," 17 Mar. 2020 Natura Vive Gone are the days when a hotel meant simply a bed, a desk and perhaps a minibar. Shannon Sims, New York Times, "Treehouses, Glass Igloos and Other Out-of-This-World Spots to Lay Your Head," 12 Feb. 2020 Wallace died after drinking a scotch from his hotel minibar. Steve Helling,, "Hard Rock Hotel in Dominican Republic, Where 2 Americans Died, to Remove Minibar Liquor Dispensers," 24 June 2019 Nevertheless, tourism took a major hit from the reports—even though the only formal link to alcohol playing any part in the investigation came from an FBI statement saying that samples were being taken from hotel room minibars. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Dominican Republic Is Implementing New Safety Measures to Rebuild Traveler Confidence," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of minibar

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Minibar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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

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