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afterthought

noun af·ter·thought \-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
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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
AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for Kids

afterthought

noun af·ter·thought \ˈaf-tər-ˌtht\

Definition of AFTERTHOUGHT for Kids

:  something done or said that was not thought of originally <A bow was added to the present as an afterthought.>

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