coffee hour

noun

Definition of coffee hour

1 : 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 Wayne Rioux will be back to hold virtual monthly coffee hour. courant.com, "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 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, courant.com, "Serving the elderly in a pandemic: Connecticut’s senior centers vary between Zoom and in-person classes," 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, "Marilynne Robinson’s Essential American Stories," 25 Sep. 2020 The next veterans coffee hour will take place on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m., via Zoom. courant.com, "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 4 Sep. 2020 The virtual puzzle hunt and coffee hour has been well received. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 7 Aug. 2020 On Wednesday, Michelle Obama debuted her new podcast — a chatty, virtual coffee hour whose first guest was her husband, Barack. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, "All the president’s ‘Suburban Housewives’," 31 July 2020 There was no Eucharist or passing of the peace, and the usual post-service coffee hour was held by video conference. David Crary, Anchorage Daily News, "Churches amid the pandemic: Some outbreaks, many challenges," 12 July 2020 There was no Eucharist or passing of the peace, and the usual post-service coffee hour was held by video conference. oregonlive, "Church outbreaks pose challenge for coronavirus containment," 12 July 2020

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First Known Use of coffee hour

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coffee hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee%20hour. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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