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rush hour

noun

Simple Definition of rush hour

  • : a time during the day early in the morning or late in the afternoon when many people are traveling on roads to get to work or to get home from work

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rush hour

  1. :  a period of the day when the demands especially of traffic or business are at a peak

Examples of rush hour in a sentence

  1. We got caught in the morning rush hour.



1890

First Known Use of rush hour

1890


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