Afterclap meaning

ăftər-klăp
An unexpected, often unpleasant sequel to a matter that had been considered closed.
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An unexpected aftereffect.
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Something happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.
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A problem or danger that arises after a threat is supposed to have passed.
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Origin of afterclap

  • From Middle English afterclap, afterclappe, equivalent to after- +‎ clap. Compare Low German achterklap (“afterclap”).

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