afterclap

afterclap
noun Date: 14th century an unexpected damaging or unsettling event following a supposedly closed affair

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  • Afterclap — Aft er*clap , n. An unexpected subsequent event; something disagreeable happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afterclap — [af′tərklap΄, äf′tərklap΄] n. an unexpected aftereffect …   English World dictionary

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  • afterclap — /af teuhr klap , ahf /, n. an unexpected repercussion. [1300 50; ME; cf. LG achterklap; see AFTER, CLAP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • afterclap — noun a) An unexpected subsequent event or repercussion. b) Something happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end …   Wiktionary

  • afterclap — af•ter•clap [[t]ˈæf tərˌklæp, ˈɑf [/t]] n. an unexpected repercussion • Etymology: 1300–1350 …   From formal English to slang

  • afterclap — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English, from after (I) + clap : an unexpected usually untoward event resulting from or following a supposedly closed affair …   Useful english dictionary

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