afterclap

noun af·ter·clap \ -ˌklap \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of afterclap

: an unexpected damaging or unsettling event following a supposedly closed affair

Origin and Etymology of afterclap

Middle English after clap, from after after- + clap 2clap


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