- 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 of happy hour
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Contemporary Examples of happy hour
With a Republican frontrunner weaker than a happy-hour margarita and a significantly reshuffled deck of challengers.Rick Santorum Reshuffles the GOP Primary Deck With MN, MO Wins
February 8, 2012
They should spend more time in the kitchen and less time worrying about the specials and happy-hour board.How America Killed French Cuisine
July 7, 2009
- a time, usually in the early evening, when some pubs or bars sell drinks at reduced prices
Word Origin and History for happy hour
"early evening period of discount drinks and free hors-d'oeuvres at a bar," first recorded 1961.
Idioms and Phrases with 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]