rush hour


noun

a time of day in which large numbers of people are in transit, as going to or returning from work, and that is characterized by particularly heavy traffic.

Origin of rush hour

First recorded in 1895–1900

Related forms

rush-hour, adjective
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rush hour


noun

a period at the beginning and end of the working day when large numbers of people are travelling to or from work
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