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[af-ter-mahr-kit, ahf-]
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  1. the market for replacement parts, accessories, and equipment for the care or enhancement of the original product, especially an automobile, after its sale to the consumer: The company holds a large share in the automotive radio aftermarket.
  2. any additional market created by a product after the primary market: Television is the perfect aftermarket for old movies.
  3. Stock Exchange. secondary market.
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Origin of aftermarket

First recorded in 1935–40; after + market
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Word Origin and History for aftermarket


1940, American English, of automobile parts, from after + market.

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