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afternooner

[ af-ter-noo-ner, ahf- ]
/ ˌæf tərˈnu nər, ˌɑf- /
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noun Informal.

a person or thing that appears, flourishes, etc., in the afternoon: One of radio's favorite afternooners is a soap opera.
a baseball game or other event that takes place in the afternoon.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of afternooner

First recorded in 1905–10; afternoon + -er1
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