This page is about the slang term afters

British English


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.

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


This 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?

a. scrambled eggs

b. cheese sandwiches

c. bread and butter pudding

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Contributor: Matt Errey