/ (ˈɑːftəz) /
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noun (functioning as singular or plural) British
informal dessert; sweet
slang a confrontation or physical violence between football players immediately after they have been involved in a challenge for the ball
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby afters
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How to use afters in a sentence
“People have seen design shows before, with beautiful befores and afters,” says Jonathan.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As for afters, forget a grotty gym shower and leaping into your street-clothes: the post-workout is as much fun as the class.London’s Own Badass SoulCycle|Emma Woolf|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every little stone bes worth more nor all the fore-and-afters on the coast.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Such in-and-in fore-and-afters that their booms won't stay guyed-out, even after you've been at the pains to use a hawser.Miles Wallingford|James Fenimore Cooper
You wanted looking afters just fancy, nosing around a dug-out and not taking any bombs.A Lively Bit of the Front|Percy F. Westerman
The fore and afters were the ropes secured to the side corners, and they, on being hauled taut and belayed, held it out square.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
A fleet of fore-and-afters at anchor has its own slender graciousness.The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad