variants or agter
: rear, hindmost
often used in combination

Word History


obsolete Afrikaans achter- (as in achterveld interior, backcountry—now agter, agterveld), from achter, adverb, behind, after; akin to Old English æfter

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of achter was in 1880

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“Achter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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