family hour


noun Television Informal.

any broadcast period from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. when programs of general interest to the family are broadcast.

Nearby words

  1. family court,
  2. family credit,
  3. family division,
  4. family doctor,
  5. family grouping,
  6. family jewels,
  7. family leave,
  8. family man,
  9. family medicine,
  10. family name

Origin of family hour

First recorded in 1970–75

Also called family time.

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