coffee hour


: a usually fixed occasion of informal meeting and chatting at which refreshments are served

Examples of coffee hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ask your son to give you a ride and stay for coffee hour. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 10 Apr. 2023 The December coffee hour is on the 16., 3 Dec. 2021 Sometimes the coffee hour is simply a support session for parents, a space where parents can vent or cry, Hayman said. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2020 Veterans’ coffee hour will take place the 3rd Thursday of the month at 9 a.m., at the South Windsor Community Center, 150 Nevers Road. Hang out with other veterans, meet new friends and connect with old. Hartford Courant, 30 Apr. 2022 In addition to wearing face masks, the new requirements prohibit coffee hour and any gatherings with food or drinks. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, 13 Jan. 2022 Wayne Rioux will be back to hold virtual monthly coffee hour., 25 Nov. 2020 Simsbury is running nearly all activities online, and even set up a Veterans Day coffee hour on Zoom for veterans. Don Stacom,, 13 Nov. 2020 She can regularly be found arranging the flowers in the sanctuary, socializing during coffee hour, and bowing her head during the Prayers of the People. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coffee hour was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Coffee hour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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