postapartheid

adjective
post·​apar·​theid | \ ˌpōst-ə-ˈpär-ˌtāt How to pronounce postapartheid (audio) , -ˌtīt \

Definition of postapartheid

: existing or occurring in the time after apartheid and especially after the end of apartheid in the Republic of South Africa While the world is waiting for dawn to break over a postapartheid South Africa, it is quite appropriate to peer about in the predawn mists for clues regarding the shape of things to come.— Gail M. Gerhart Unlike their older siblings who were on the barricades in the eighties, they are postapartheid city kids …— Mark Gevisser

First Known Use of postapartheid

1961, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about postapartheid

Time Traveler for postapartheid

Time Traveler

The first known use of postapartheid was in 1961

See more words from the same year

Statistics for postapartheid

Cite this Entry

“Postapartheid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postapartheid. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

Comments on postapartheid

What made you want to look up postapartheid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!