post meridiem

adjective
post me·​ri·​di·​em | \ ˌpōs(t)-mə-ˈri-dē-əm How to pronounce post meridiem (audio) , -ˌem \

Definition of post meridiem

: being after noon abbreviation PM, p.m., or (British) pm

First Known Use of post meridiem

1647, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for post meridiem

Latin

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“Post meridiem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post%20meridiem. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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