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[af-ter-ouuh rz, -ou-erz, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˈaʊərz, -ˈaʊ ərz, ˈɑf-/
occurring, engaged in, or operating after the normal or legal closing time for business:
an after-hours drinking club.
Origin of after-hours
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I do not know how the dinner, or rather the after-hours of it, had lengthened.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
  • To-morrow the fault shall be corrected, and the swings that are made in after-hours now give fair promise of a great change.

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