mini·​bus | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌbəs How to pronounce minibus (audio) \

Definition of minibus

: a small bus or van

Examples of minibus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both barbers and business partners, Dillard and Mervin bring haircuts to the residents of Harlem, New York seven days a week on a reassembled white minibus on Lenox Avenue. Samantha Chaney, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 Just two weeks ago, a woman allegedly raped in Mumbai died of her injuries, after she was found lying unconscious inside an open minibus. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 On Monday, a bomb targeting a minibus in Afghanistan’s capital wounded at least 15 civilians, the Associated Press reported, part of a nationwide spike in violence. USA Today, 17 Mar. 2021 The video, shot by a man detained in a Moscow protest, shows a group of people jammed into a police minibus. Fox News, 5 Feb. 2021 Angel Diaz was killed within a month of being returned to Honduras, shot while driving a minibus just up the street from where his father was parked at one of the bus stops. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2020 The shaky footage also showed what appeared to be a minibus on fire. Fox News, 22 Sep. 2020 Laborers were driven to their work sites on crowded minibuses, stood in long lines for up to an hour at the canteen, and returned home to dorm rooms that house six people each. Joshua Yaffa, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2020 Over the past year Russia has sent Cuba 1,000 minibuses, 50 locomotives, tens of thousands of tourists and a promise to upgrade the island’s power grid with a multimillion-dollar improvement plan. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of minibus

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minibus was in 1958

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“Minibus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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