[ af-ter-noonz, ahf- ]

  1. in or during any or every afternoon: He slept late and worked afternoons.

Origin of afternoons

1895–1900, Americanism;afternoon + -s1

Words Nearby afternoons Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use afternoons in a sentence

  • There were few afternoons when a ring of spectators did not surround the table, breathlessly watching the champions.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Somebody will give more, of course, for this fine tea gown to put on hot afternoons.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • The men were called into the different regiments mornings, noons and afternoons, until I wondered if it would ever stop.

    Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
  • On several afternoons we made further trips to the deep woods after wild-flower plants, and set them in along our brook.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • But Kreps studied her mornings and afternoons and into the night, and day after day it went on, and she bothered him.

    The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton

British Dictionary definitions for afternoons


/ (ˌɑːftəˈnuːnz) /

  1. informal during the afternoon, esp regularly

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