cocktail hour


noun

the interval before the evening meal during which cocktails and other alcoholic beverages are often served.

Origin of cocktail hour

First recorded in 1925–30
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Related Words for cocktail hour

siesta, teatime, P.M.

Examples from the Web for cocktail hour

Historical Examples of cocktail hour

  • They found a table at the rear of the room, out of the worst of the cocktail-hour uproar.

    Little Fuzzy

    Henry Beam Piper