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The time after dinner; a period of time after dinner, often devoted to recreation; the remainder of the day after dinner.→ at after
1Following dinner; taking place after dinner; (of a speech, toast, etc.) given or made after dinner, prior to leaving the table; (of a speaker) that gives such speeches.
2Of drink, food, or tobacco: consumed or taken after dinner, especially as a digestive.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From after- + dinner. Compare Middle French, French après-dîner.
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