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afterthought

[af-ter-thawt, ahf-] /ˈæf tərˌθɔt, ˈɑf-/
noun
1.
a later or second thought; reconsideration.
2.
reflection after an act; an appropriate explanation, answer, expedient, or the like, conceived of too late for the occasion.
3.
something added, as a part or feature, that was not included in the original plan or design:
The vestry was added to the church as an afterthought.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; after + thought1
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British Dictionary definitions for after-thought

afterthought

/ˈɑːftəˌθɔːt/
noun
1.
a comment, reply, etc, that occurs to one after the opportunity to deliver it has passed
2.
an addition to something already completed
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Word Origin and History for after-thought

afterthought

n.

1660s, from after + thought.

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