A'fterthought. n.s. [from after and thought.] Reflections after the act; expedients formed too late. It is not properly to be used for secondthought.
Expence, and afterthought, and idle care,
And doubts of motely hue, and dark despair;
Suspicions and fantastical surmise,
And jealousy suffus'd with jaundice in her eyes,
Discolouring all the view'd, in tawny dress'd,
Downlook'd, and with a cuckow on her fist. Dryd. Fables.