[ af-ter-din-er, ahf- ]

  1. immediately following dinner: an after-dinner speech.

Origin of after-dinner

First recorded in 1570–80

Words Nearby after-dinner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use after-dinner in a sentence

  • Agnes was often a visitor at Bungay, and not a little shocked at the atrocious after-dinner talk of the Bungay Radicals.

    East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • He did not like to disturb his after-dinner nap, and he settled back in his chair again and refolded his hands.

    Gallegher and Other Stories | Richard Harding Davis
  • It looked to me like an after-dinner nap, but I was told it was magnetic.

    Mystic London: | Charles Maurice Davies
  • These regrets rose stronger, when his after-dinner courage returned to him as he sate solitary over his fire.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys | Anthony Trollope
  • No one has ever told of his "silver tongue," or remembered a brilliant after-dinner speech that he has made.

    Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele