postscript

A postscript is text added at the end of a book or other document. Your textbook is so long that by the time you finish it, you're too exhausted to read the postscript.

Postscript comes from the Latin word postscribere, with post meaning after and scribere meaning to write. A postscript especially refers to a note added after the signature of a letter. In this use, it's often abbreviated as P.S. A mother's favorite thing might be getting a letter from her kid at camp that says, "I love you, Mom," especially if there is a postscript adding hugs and kisses, written this way: "P.S. XOXOXOXOX."

Definitions of postscript
  1. noun
    a note appended to a letter after the signature
    synonyms: PS
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    type of:
    annotation, notation, note
    a comment or instruction (usually added)
  2. noun
    textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    synonyms: addendum, supplement
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    appendix
    supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
    continuation, sequel
    a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
    shirttail
    a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article
    codicil
    a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will
    type of:
    matter
    written works (especially in books or magazines)
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