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[af-ter-din-er, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˈdɪn ər, ˈɑf-/
immediately following dinner:
an after-dinner speech.
Origin of after-dinner
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Fancy yourself sitting down to an after-dinner chat in the fifteen-foot sitting room, adjoining the dining room of equal size.

  • Over everything brooded the after-dinner peace of Christmas afternoon.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Could the strychnine have been administered in Mrs. Inglethorp's after-dinner coffee which was taken to her by her husband?

  • It was over the after-dinner coffee that K. made his announcement.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He felt as when a clever actress in a pathetic part wrought upon him in the after-dinner mood.

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
Word Origin and History for after-dinner

1730, from after + dinner.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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