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This page is about the slang term 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.

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

Variety: 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