happy hour

noun

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.

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Discounts on rides, treats and happy hour after the Friday Fireworks show. Ana Khan, Houston Chronicle, "Put these upcoming Houston-area events and festivals on the calendar," 10 May 2018 So don’t stop meeting people in real life: go out for happy hour after work, join an intramural soccer team, try a new workout class. NBC News, "How to use dating apps after 40," 6 May 2018 Roden also swears by the boozy sweets-on-a-stick as certified party pleasers that can be made ahead and easily enjoyed by a crowd come happy hour. refinery29.com, "These Treats Are Part Popsicle, Part Cocktail & Completely Perfect For Summer," 4 May 2018 To learn how to add gorgeous volume that stays put until happy hour, SELF talked to a few top hair stylists for their best tips and favorite haircut styles for people with fine, flat hair. Amy Marturana, SELF, "17 Styling Tricks Women with Fine, Flat Hair Need to Know," 21 Dec. 2018 Nestled perfectly between town and the lifts, this local favorite is a must-stop in between runs, especially for happy hour. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "The Right Way To Ski Mount Buller, Australia’s Winter Playground," 10 Dec. 2018 This line of cannabis cocktails offers a different take on happy hour. Allure, "12 CBD Tinctures, Gummies, and Drinks That Help Calm Anxiety," 23 Oct. 2018 But a player with an open mind could happily lose dozens or hundreds of happy hours into its various challenges. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Review: Civilization VI on the iPhone is the full experience," 4 Oct. 2018 There are $6 Aperol spritzes and Campari sodas during apertivo (happy hour is offered weekdays from 5-7 p.m. and again Friday night 10 p.m. to closing). Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "The best dinner-for-two deal in Seattle: a bottle of wine and 2 pasta entrees for $35," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of happy hour

1959, in the meaning defined above

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happy hour

noun

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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