[af-ter-ouuh rz, -ou-erz, ahf-]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of after-hours

Historical Examples of after-hours

  • 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.