- the hours during which a professional person or an office conducts regular business.
- the hours a person spends working in an office.
Origin of office hours
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for office hours
And pray, sir,” he continued, “may I ask what are office-hours?The Golden Dream
Returning by the same way, we got back to Mandalay by office-hours on Monday.A Civil Servant in Burma
Herbert Thirkel White
Her movements (after office-hours) were slow and very graceful.Here and Hereafter
Then snatch a few minutes before the seven-o'clock whistle blows, or while you hoe, or between office-hours, to look and listen.Wild Life Near Home
Dallas Lore Sharp
The leaves are late in appearing, but, like Charles Lamb and his office-hours, they make up for it by an early departure.Wayside and Woodland Trees
- the hours during which an office is open for business
- the number of hours worked in an office
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