cocktail hour

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cocktail hour

: a time when people drink cocktails (such as before dinner)

Word by Word Definitions

cocktail play
  1. : a usually iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients

  2. : something resembling or suggesting such a drink as being a mixture of often diverse elements or ingredients

  3. : a mixture of agents usually in solution that is taken or used especially for medical treatment or diagnosis

  1. : of, relating to, or set aside for cocktails

  2. : designed for semiformal wear

  1. : a horse with its tail docked

hour play
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods


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