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afters British English

Meaning: dessert, sweet dish eaten after the main course of a meal

For example:

  • What's for afters, mum?

  • We're having apple pie for afters tonight.

Note: sometimes also used to mean a footballer's angry reaction to being badly tackled or otherwise manhandled by the opposition

Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Which is often eaten for afters in England?
  1. scrambled eggs
  2. cheese sandwiches
  3. bread and butter pudding

Discuss: afters

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