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after-dinner

[af-ter-din-er, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˈdɪn ər, ˈɑf-/
adjective
1.
immediately following dinner:
an after-dinner speech.
Origin of after-dinner
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80
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  • “His reverence is taking his after-dinner nap and may not be disturbed,” said the man.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Sidney was experiencing the rare treat of after-dinner coffee.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Over everything brooded the after-dinner peace of Christmas afternoon.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after-dinner coffee.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was over the after-dinner coffee that K. made his announcement.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
Word Origin and History for after-dinner
adj.

1730, from after + dinner.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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