Meaning of afterclap in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɑːftəklap/ /ˈaftəklap/


  • 1An act or effect occurring after the conclusion of some affair or incident, especially when unexpected or undesirable; an unwelcome consequence or surprise.

  • 2A later event that reproduces some of the features of an earlier one; (literal) a second or further clap of thunder.


Middle English; earliest use found in Arthour and Merlin. From after- + clap.