- immediately following dinner: an after-dinner speech.
Origin of after-dinner
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for after-dinner
Outside, to the left of the revolving doors, is where he would smoke his after-dinner cigarette.Michael Hastings' Hunger for Life
June 14, 2014
A school classroom suddenly seems like an after-dinner speech.Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’
March 6, 2014
Jennie Yabroff on the new frontier in after-dinner indulgence.High-Concept Desserts from Star Chefs
January 15, 2011
Dona Keefe, the mom from Indianapolis, is all-too-familiar with this during-school, after-dinner, full-time gangster business.The Mafia Moms
September 30, 2010
Last night's after-dinner discussion confirmed the depressing reality of recent years.My Dinner With Ahmadinejad
September 23, 2010
“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.
It was over the after-dinner coffee that K. made his announcement.
Over everything brooded the after-dinner peace of Christmas afternoon.
And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after-dinner coffee.
Word Origin and History for after-dinner
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper