afterthought


af·ter·thought

noun \-ˌtht\

: something done or said after other things because it was not thought of earlier

Full Definition of AFTERTHOUGHT

1
:  an idea occurring later
2
:  something (as a part or feature) not thought of originally :  something secondary

Examples of AFTERTHOUGHT

  1. Then I remembered, almost as an afterthought, to feed the cat.
  2. The fact was hidden deep in the report, almost as an afterthought.
  3. The lounge was added to the office as an afterthought.

First Known Use of AFTERTHOUGHT

1644

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