obsolete : later knowledge
: wisdom or perception that comes after it can be of use

Word History


after- + wit entry 2

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterwit was in 1579

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“Afterwit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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