af·​ter-school ˈaf-tər-ˌskül How to pronounce after-school (audio)
: happening or done after the end of the school day
after-school activities/programs

Examples of after-school in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All proceeds from the release will be donated to the Aisling Project, a nonprofit committed to providing after-school intervention to youth in need in the Dublin area. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 This year, the beneficiary is the Aisling Project, an after-school project working with children and young people growing up in a disadvantaged area in Dublin, Ireland. Spin Staff, SPIN, 17 Nov. 2023 Both bands and Interscope Records will donate all net proceeds from the single to the Aisling Project, an after-school effort for kids growing up in a disadvantaged area of Dublin. Evan Minsker, Pitchfork, 17 Nov. 2023 Poster Many of our favorite cheesy after-school snacks from Cheez-It to Goldfish and Babybel get the watercolor treatment in this cheerful poster. Devra Ferst, Bon Appétit, 10 Nov. 2023 To meet the growing demand, after-school programs and summer camps like Creator Camp have cropped up from coast to coast to teach relevant filmmaking skills. Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 At the mere mention of buttered crackers, some of us fondly recall mowing through a sleeve of saltines and a hunk of butter as an after-school snack, items almost always on hand. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 4 Nov. 2023 Some will work with legal aid, others in after-school programs for Baltimore City teenagers. Erin Cox, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 Mixed, baked and eaten warm, straight from the skillet, these fudgy brownies are the after-school snack of your dreams. Christina Morales, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of after-school was in 1909

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“After-school.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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