afterthought


afterthought

noun

  1. a later or second thought; reconsideration.
  2. reflection after an act; an appropriate explanation, answer, expedient, or the like, conceived of too late for the occasion.
  3. something added, as a part or feature, that was not included in the original plan or design: The vestry was added to the church as an afterthought.

noun

  1. a comment, reply, etc, that occurs to one after the opportunity to deliver it has passed
  2. an addition to something already completed
n.

1660s, from after + thought.

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