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wine cooler

noun

  1. a bucket for holding ice to chill a bottle of wine.
  2. a drink made of wine, fruit juice, carbonated water, and sometimes other flavorings.


wine cooler

noun

  1. a bucket-like vessel containing ice in which a bottle of wine is placed to be cooled
  2. See cooler
    the full name for cooler


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wine cooler1

First recorded in 1805–15

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Example Sentences

For drinkers of a certain age, Bruce Willis is synonymous with wine coolers.

“I wanted to make something delicious that’s low in alcohol and refreshing, almost like the wine coolers of the 1980s,” said Jordan Salcito of her wine cocktail brand Ramona.

Perhaps even more of a detractor than the high price tag, those wine coolers are clunky.

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I had been considering pricey wine coolers until I saw this bamboo rack in a friend’s apartment I rely on what I affectionately refer to as my “wine friends” for all sorts of wine guidance.

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Thermoelectric and compressor wine coolers are fancy ways to say “refrigerator.”

I tried beer in high school, before discovering Zima, a sweet and bubbly malt-liquor/wine-cooler hybrid that tasted like Sprite.

Come along, Verlinda; I promised to show you that old wine-cooler we were talking about the other day.

On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine-cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old.

Placing the wine-cooler on a service-table, he left it for a few minutes, whilst he laid covers for the new arrivals.

Obtaining a wine-cooler, he had it filled with hot water and, placing the bottle of champagne in it, hurried back to the customer.

At that moment the superintendent discovered the wine-cooler full of hot water.

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