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after-dinner

[af-ter-din-er, ahf-]
adjective
  1. immediately following dinner: an after-dinner speech.
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Origin of after-dinner

First recorded in 1570–80
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Contemporary Examples of after-dinner

Historical Examples of after-dinner

  • “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.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

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

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Over everything brooded the after-dinner peace of Christmas afternoon.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • And Harriet had established on the Street the innovation of after-dinner coffee.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart


Word Origin and History for after-dinner

adj.

1730, from after + dinner.

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