Afternoon etymology


English word afternoon comes from Middle English (1100-1500) after-non

Etymology of afternoon

Detailed word origin of afternoon

Dictionary entry Language Definition
after-non Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
afternoon English (en) . (figuratively) The later part of anything, often with implications of decline.. (informal) A party or social event held in the afternoon.. The part of the day from noon or lunchtime until sunset, evening, or suppertime or 6pm. (more often in the plural) In the afternoon.