happy hour

noun

: 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 Team it with sneakers and a crossbody bag for a day of running errands, or throw it on with strappy sandals for last-minute happy hours with friends. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 Bushel and a Peck Kitchen & Bar recently started offering lunch and happy hour service. Susan Soldavin, Baltimore Sun, 15 May 2024 Helen is nestled in the heart on 2nd Ave, in what, in normal times is a bustling area a buzz with business professionals, tourists, happy hour enthusiasts and couples on date nights. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 23 May 2024 There is also a children’s menu, happy hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and a cocktail lounge with live jazz. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for happy hour 

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of happy hour was in 1959

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“Happy hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20hour. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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