One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Pain which follows later; an instance of this.
2A painful contraction of the uterus occurring within the first few days after the completion of labour (usually in plural).
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cranmer (1489–1556), archbishop of Canterbury. From after- + pain.
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