af·​ter-hours ˌaf-tər-ˈau̇(-ə)rz How to pronounce after-hours (audio)
: engaged in or operating after a legal or conventional closing time
after-hours drinking
an after-hours club

Examples of after-hours in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of those new installations happened in Japan and South Korea, two important markets for Imax. Shares of Imax were up more than 3% in after-hours trading. Brent Lang, Variety, 27 Feb. 2024 At her store, workers had after-hours conversations about joining the union before holding an election. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 24 Feb. 2024 The automaker beat forecasts and the stock price reflected after-hours enthusiasm on the earnings news. The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Will having a dedicated after-hours care team reduce unnecessary use of urgent care or emergency room services? Jeffrey Millstein and Jeffrey Tokazewski, STAT, 22 Feb. 2024 The tech giant’s stock got a big boost from the news, rising nearly 9% to $732 per share in after-hours trading. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 22 Feb. 2024 Rivian’s stock closed down around 3.2% at $15.39 on Wednesday afternoon, before tumbling some 17% at times in after-hours trading—as of 6:40 p.m. EST its share price was $13.04, down 15.3% from the close. Molly Bohannon, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Nvidia’s shares jumped nearly 7% in after-hours trading following Wednesday’s report. Clare Duffy, CNN, 21 Feb. 2024 The shares doubled in value to 44 cents in after-hours trading following Peretti’s announcement. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of after-hours was in 1902

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“After-hours.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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