adjective ach·ter \ˈäḵ-tər\
variants: or



Definition of achter


  1. :  rear, hindmost —often used in combination achter-oxen

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Origin and Etymology of achter

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

First Known Use: 1880

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a brief usually trivial fact

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