drive time


: a time during rush hour when radio audiences are swelled by commuters listening to car radios

Examples of drive time in a Sentence

Her show airs during the morning drive time.
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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drive time was in 1960

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“Drive time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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