pre-afternoon

afternoon

[n. af-ter-noon, ahf-; adj. af-ter-noon, ahf-, af-, ahf-]
noun
1.
the time from noon until evening.
2.
the latter part: the afternoon of life.
adjective
3.
pertaining to the latter part of the day.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see after, noon

preafternoon, noun, adjective
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afternoon (ˌɑːftəˈnuːn)
 
n
1.  a.  the period of the day between noon and evening
 b.  (as modifier): afternoon tea
2.  a middle or later part: the afternoon of life

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afternoon
c.1300, from after + noon (q.v.). In 15c.-16c., the form was at afternoon; from c.1600 till now it has been in the afternoon.
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