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English definition of “happy hour”

happy hour

noun [C usually singular]    
a period of time , usually in the early evening , when drinks are sold cheaply in a bar or a pub Drinking alcoholDays and times of day
(Definition of happy hour noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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