Definition of afterwhile in English:

afterwhile

adverb

Regional, US
  • After a while; later on.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Tennessee Whig (Elizabethton, Tennessee). Shortened from after a while from after + a + while.

Pronunciation

afterwhile

/ˈɑːftəwʌɪl//ˈaftəwʌɪl/