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


immediately following dinner: an after-dinner speech.

Nearby words

  1. after all's said and done,
  2. after hours,
  3. after mast,
  4. after one's own heart,
  5. after the fact,
  6. after-hours,
  7. after-party,
  8. after-ripening,
  9. after-run,
  10. after-school

Origin of after-dinner

First recorded in 1570–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for after-dinner



1730, from after + dinner.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper