af·​ter·​tack | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌtak\

Definition of aftertack

: residual tackiness or stickiness of a film (as of a varnish) after drying is complete

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of aftertack

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftertack

after- + tack entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aftertack

Statistics for aftertack

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for aftertack

The first known use of aftertack was in 1936

See more words from the same year

Comments on aftertack

What made you want to look up aftertack? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!