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  1. (obsolete), or farmers' jargon: A second mowing; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season.
  2. Hence; 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 of nuclear war, in this there is no rioting or looting.
    Etymology: From after + math < ; akin to m&macr;wan "to mow", German mahd "mowing". See mow.

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