or af·ter·par·ty

or af·ter par·ty

[ af-ter-pahr-tee, ahf- ]

noun,plural af·ter-par·ties.
  1. a usually exclusive party that takes place after a performance or other event or after the main party: The screening of the premiere was followed by an afterparty.

Origin of after-party

First recorded in 1940–45; after + party

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

How to use after-party in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for afterparty


/ (ˈɑːftəˌpɑːtɪ) /

  1. a small party held after a larger event, such as a pop concert or film première, to which only a select group of guests is invited

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