rush hour

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of rush hour

: a period of the day when the demands especially of traffic or business are at a peak

Examples of rush hour in a Sentence

  1. We got caught in the morning rush hour.

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First Known Use of rush hour

1878


RUSH HOUR Defined for English Language Learners

rush hour

noun

Definition of rush hour for English Language Learners

  • : a time during the day early in the morning or late in the afternoon when many people are traveling on roads to get to work or to get home from work


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