afterwork

1 of 2

noun

af·​ter·​work
ˈaf-tər-ˌwərk
variants or afterworking
ˈaf-tər-ˌwər-kiŋ

after-work

2 of 2

adjective

af·​ter-work ˈaf-tər-¦wərk How to pronounce after-work (audio)
: happening or done following the conclusion of the workday
always used before a noun
after-work activities
In my own life as a cook, there were always two sound tracks: one for the workday and another for the after-work hours …Anthony Bourdain, Gourmet, September 2005

Word History

Etymology

Noun

after- + work entry 1, working, gerund of work entry 3

First Known Use

Noun

1892, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterwork was in 1861

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“Afterwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterwork. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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