minivan

noun
mini·​van | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌvan \

Definition of minivan

: a small passenger van

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Some parents did—the fun ones who would put a red nose on the grill of their minivan in December. Elisabeth Egan, Glamour, "I Always Take My Kids Trick-or-Treating. This Year I Was Fired.," 29 Oct. 2018 And there are lots of kids out there who have never been able to get into their minivan with their parents and drive to Florida. Loren Grush, The Verge, "NASA veteran Sunita Williams tells us what it’s like to get ready to fly a new spacecraft," 12 Sep. 2018 Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry’s biggest market plunged 16 percent from a year ago to just under 2.2 million, an industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, reported Tuesday. Joe Mcdonald, The Seattle Times, "China’s auto sales fall in November for fifth month," 11 Dec. 2018 The company plans to buy up to 62,000 plug-in hybrid Chrysler Pacifica minivans and 20,000 all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs to build its fleet over the next few years. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service," 5 Dec. 2018 Waymo, a unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, will begin purchasing the minivans late this year. Neal E. Boudette, BostonGlobe.com, "Waymo to buy up to 62,000 Chrysler minivans," 31 May 2018 That vehicle, a two-door sedan driven by Amish Patel, 29, of Delanco, entered the jug handle, went out of control, and crashed into the minivan. Philly.com, "3 die when cars plunge into icy waters in Burlington County," 15 Jan. 2018 The first car rental place only has minivans available. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Getting around the Bay Area with Chanell Fletcher," 21 Dec. 2018 The minivan performed smoothly, even stopping for a jaywalker, before abruptly pulling to the right side of the road. Michael Liedtke, The Seattle Times, "Google’s robotic spinoff launches ride-hailing service," 5 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of minivan

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minivan was in 1959

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minivan

noun

English Language Learners Definition of minivan

: a small van

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