afterclap

noun
af·​ter·​clap | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌklap How to pronounce afterclap (audio) \

Definition of afterclap

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

First Known Use of afterclap

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterclap

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

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“Afterclap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterclap. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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