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afterwhile

adverb af·ter·while \ˈaf-tər-ˌ(h)wī(-ə)l\

Definition of afterwhile

  1. :  after a while :  by and by :  later on

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Origin and Etymology of afterwhile

contraction of after a while


First Known Use: 1834


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afterwhile

noun af·ter·while \ˈaf-tər-ˌ(h)wī(-ə)l\

Definition of afterwhile

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Origin and Etymology of afterwhile

after- + 1while


First Known Use: 1868


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