- in or during any or every afternoon: He slept late and worked afternoons.
Origin of afternoons
1895–1900, Americanism; afternoon + -s1
[noun af-ter-noon, ahf-; adjective af-ter-noon, ahf-, af-, ahf-]
- the time from noon until evening.
- the latter part: the afternoon of life.
- pertaining to the latter part of the day.
Origin of afternoon
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In the afternoons he would take a walk if the weather was nice.
On the afternoons when Coupeau felt dull, he would call on the Lorilleuxs.
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But he rather liked to visit the graveyard on Sunday afternoons.Cy Whittaker's Place
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- informal during the afternoon, esp regularly
- the period of the day between noon and evening
- (as modifier)afternoon tea
- a middle or later partthe afternoon of life
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Word Origin and History for afternoons
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