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 Dinner and happy hour are available now while lunch and brunch are still coming soon. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Dec. 2021 Lunch and happy hour service will be added early next year. San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2021 Any of Grey State’s soft, neutral separates could work for morning coffee runs to Cuban Coffee Queen or elevated happy hour at Casa Marina. Margaux Lushing, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 That means next week could boost San Francisco’s slow economic recovery, particularly for small downtown businesses struggling without the normal buzz of lunch, coffee and happy hour crowds. Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Oct. 2021 This month was supposed to mark the triumphant return to the office, to business travel, to non-wobbly child care and a postwork happy hour or two. Rachel Feintzeig, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2021 After all, how many other species have invented ibuprofen, electric blankets and happy hour? Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 28 May 2021 An adult tennis and pickleball outdoor happy hour is set for 6-8 p.m. June 10 at Kingsdale Tennis Complex in Bella Vista. Carin Schoppmeyer, Arkansas Online, 13 May 2021 The Commissary was known for its upscale Spanish fare, while Arguello was a more casual spot, popular for happy hour margaritas. Tanay Warerkar, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of happy hour

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of happy hour was in 1959

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11 Jan 2022

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“Happy hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20hour. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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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