mini·​van | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌvan How to pronounce minivan (audio) \

Definition of minivan

: a small passenger van

Examples of minivan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Orlando, Florida, Mike Tobin upgraded to a minivan in August 2020. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 24 May 2022 The gunman, dressed all in black, had fled in a maroon minivan, police said. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, 17 May 2022 Police learned from witness reports that on April 2 a driver in a red minivan drove past a strip mall of Asian-run businesses and fired shots at three businesses. Deena Zaru, ABC News, 17 May 2022 Authorities are still searching for a man dressed all in black who opened fire at the salon, then drove off in a maroon minivan. Jamie Stengle, Chron, 14 May 2022 The man then fled in a maroon minivan, the police said. New York Times, 13 May 2022 The suspect left the scene in a maroon minivan, police said. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 12 May 2022 Three others were injured in the crash — two people in the minivan, and the driver of the Toyota Tundra that slammed into it. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2022 The family loads up in a minivan, with a cargo box on top, and five bicycles strapped to the bumpers. Laurinda Joenks, Arkansas Online, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of minivan

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Minivan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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