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[af-ter-klap, ahf-]
  1. an unexpected repercussion.
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Origin of afterclap

1300–50; Middle English; compare Low German achterklap; see after, clap1
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Historical Examples

  • Suddenly the hideous consequences of it all, the afterclap, sounded in their ears.

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    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • The War of 1812 has been called by an able historian "the afterclap of the Revolution."

  • Its afterclap of 1812 displayed little but empty bombast and greed.

  • Afterclap, aft′ėr-klap, n. an unexpected event happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.

  • This is a sort of afterclap you little expected, but I cannot possibly afford them at a cheaper rate.