MEANING: adverb:
1. Soon after.
2. Again.
3. From time to time.

ETYMOLOGY: From Old English ęft (again) + sona (soon). Ultimately from the Indo-European root apo- (off or away), which is also the source of after, off, awkward, post, puny, appose, and apposite. Earliest documented use: 1000.

LEFT'SOON'S - departed at the earliest possible moment

EFT'NOONS - times when the sun is descending

EFTSOOPS - what you make when there are no newts to put in the chowder