Definition of afterthought
1 : an idea occurring later
2 : something (such as a part or feature) not thought of originally : something secondary
Examples of afterthought in a sentence
Then I remembered, almost as an afterthought, to feed the cat.
The fact was hidden deep in the report, almost as an afterthought.
The lounge was added to the office as an afterthought.
First Known Use of afterthought
AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of afterthought for English Language Learners
: something done or said after other things because it was not thought of earlier
AFTERTHOUGHT Defined for Kids
Definition of afterthought for Students
: something done or said that was not thought of originally <A bow was added to the present as an afterthought.>
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