post·​de·​pres·​sion ˌpōst-di-ˈpre-shən How to pronounce postdepression (audio)
: occurring or existing after a depression (such as an economic depression)
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specifically, post-Depression : following the Great Depression of 1929 to circa 1939
… she wrote in it of the area's culture of tea cakes, genial manners and racial segregation in the post-Depression era. Serge F. Kovaleski and Jennifer Crossley Howard

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postdepression was in 1922

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“Postdepression.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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