Definitions

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  • verb To think about after the fact, reflect on
  • verb To repent, or feel remorse for; regret

Etymologies

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From after- +‎ think.

Examples

  • "Never fear," said her husband; "there, sit you down and mend your stockings, and the less you heed us the less you'll have to afterthink."

    Frank Oldfield Lost and Found

  • ‘aftercomer’ for descendant; ‘greatdoingly’ for magnificently; ‘to afterthink’ (still in use in Lancashire) for to repent; ‘medeful’, which has given way to meritorious; ‘untellable’ for ineffable; ‘dearworth’ for precious; Chaucer has ‘forword’ for promise; Sir John Cheke

    English Past and Present

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