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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.
a time, usually in the early evening, when some pubs or bars sell drinks at reduced prices

“early evening period of discount drinks and free hors-d’oeuvres at a bar,” first recorded 1961.

noun phrase

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 ]


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