happy hour


Definition of happy hour

: a period of time during which the price of drinks (as at a bar) is reduced or hors d'oeuvres are served free

Examples of happy hour in a Sentence

Happy hour runs from 5:00 to 7:00.

Recent Examples on the Web

At happy hour, the arancini ($5) are under-fried and taste of an odd biscuit-like batter. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Restaurant review: The food satisfies, but Jovanina’s good looks are what really entice diners," 6 Aug. 2019 The way the light pours in the through the windows at happy hour still lures me inside to read or work on my novel about young twenty-something women in New York (who, inevitably, have pivotal experiences at Cubbyhole too). Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Cubbyhole Is the One New York Bar I Always Return To," 17 June 2019 Red, White, and Blue Happy Hours: Not totally free (but then again, what is), these Independence Day dedicated happy hours cut down on the price — and the guilt — of indulging in your 5 p.m. cocktail. Claire Wolters, Philly.com, "Where to find free food in Philly for July Fourth," 27 June 2018 He’s not named Math Narduzzi: If there were a weekly award for a coach who makes the worst time and score decision, Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi would have wrapped it up by happy hour. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Alabama-Clemson V might not be a slam-dunk and other college football observations from Week 3," 13 Sep. 2019 Build bridges with other professional women at this traveling happy hour from networking organization She+ Geeks Out. BostonGlobe.com, "Connect over drinks," 10 Sep. 2019 The taproom opens at 3 p.m. with happy hour until 6 p.m. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 9 Sep. 2019 And beer prices have been lowered since the opening months, with $1 off during happy hours. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Good pizza and creative beer at 3 Sons Brewing in Dania Beach," 5 Sep. 2019 Day finishes with a Michelob Ultra happy hour with catering provided by New York Style Bagel Shop, Bruegger's Bagels, Fork and Greens food truck and Smoothie King. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Aug. 20-25," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of happy hour

1959, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of happy hour

: a time at a bar when drinks are sold at a lower price than usual

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