aftertale (plural aftertales)
- Ill talk; slander; defamation.
1999, James Joyce, Finnegans Wake:
- Our cad's bit of strife (knee Bareniece Maxwelton) with a quick ear for spittoons (as the aftertale hath it) [...]
- A postscript added to the end of a story.
- A postscript added where a story should end.