afterclap

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

afterclap (plural afterclaps)

  1. An unexpected subsequent event or repercussion.
  2. Something happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.
  3. A problem or danger that arises after a threat is supposed to have passed.

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