eftsoons

adverb

eft·​soons eft-ˈsünz How to pronounce eftsoons (audio)
archaic
: soon after

Word History

Etymology

Middle English eftsones, alteration of Old English eftsōna, from Old English eft after + sōna soon; akin to Old English æfter after

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eftsoons was before the 12th century

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“Eftsoons.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eftsoons. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

eftsoons

adverb
eft·​soons eft-ˈsünz How to pronounce eftsoons (audio)
archaic
: soon afterward
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