postapartheid

adjective

post·​apar·​theid ˌpōst-ə-ˈpär-ˌtāt How to pronounce postapartheid (audio)
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: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postapartheid was in 1961

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“Postapartheid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postapartheid. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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