afterwork

noun
af·​ter·​work | \ˈaf-tər-ˌwərk\
variants: or afterworking \ ˈaf-​tər-​ˌwər-​kiŋ \

Definition of afterwork 

(Entry 1 of 2)

after-work

adjective
af·​ter-work | \ˈaf-tər-¦wərk \

Definition of after-work (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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First Known Use of afterwork

Noun

1892, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterwork

Noun

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

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