Definition of after-wit in English:

after-wit

noun

rare, archaic
  • Wisdom acquired after the event, typically too late to be of use; the fact of acquiring wisdom in this way; an instance of this. Frequently proverbially and in plural in early use. Compare earlier "fore-wit" and "man of after-wits".

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). From after- + wit.

Pronunciation

after-wit

/ˈɑːftəwɪt//ˈaftəwɪt/