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afterclap

[af-ter-klap, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌklæp, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
an unexpected repercussion.
Origin of afterclap
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; compare Low German achterklap; see after, clap1
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