• (GA) IPA: /ˈæf.tɚˌmæθ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɑːf.təˌmɑːθ/, IPA: /ˈæf.təˌmæθ/

aftermath (plural aftermaths)

  1. (obsolete, agriculture) A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.
    • 1879, Robert Louis Stevenson: Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes:
      They were cutting aftermath on all sides, which gave the neighbourhood, this gusty autumn morning, an untimely smell of hay.
  2. That which happens after, that which follows. Has a strongly negative connotation in most contexts, implying a preceding catastrophe.
    In contrast to most projections of the aftermath of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.
Related terms Translations
  • French: regain
  • German: Nachernte
  • Russian: второ́й поко́с

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