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happy hour

noun
1.
a cocktail hour or longer period at a bar, during which drinks are served at reduced prices or with free snacks:
happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for happy-hour

happy hour

noun
1.
a time, usually in the early evening, when some pubs or bars sell drinks at reduced prices
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Word Origin and History for happy-hour

happy hour

"early evening period of discount drinks and free hors-d'oeuvres at a bar," first recorded 1961.

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Slang definitions & phrases for happy-hour

happy hour

noun phrase
  1. The hour or so of relaxation with drinks after work; cocktail hour
  2. A specified period of time, usually in early evening, in some restaurants and bars when drinks are sold at lower prices or when free food is provided (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with happy-hour

happy hour

A period in the late afternoon or early evening when a bar or lounge features drinks at reduced prices. For example, The hotel bar has a happy hour from five to seven every day. [ 1960s ]
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