open bar

noun

Definition of open bar

:a bar (as at a wedding reception) at which drinks are served free — compare cash bar

Examples of open bar in a Sentence

  1. They had a buffet and an open bar at the reception.

First Known Use of open bar

1947


OPEN BAR Defined for English Language Learners

open bar

noun

Definition of open bar for English Language Learners

  • : a counter at a party or other gathering where alcoholic drinks are served for free


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