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noun
(in hotels) a system of paying a single fixed rate that covers room and all meals. Abbreviation: AP
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Origin of American plan

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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American plan

noun
US a hotel rate in which the charge includes mealsCompare European plan
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