postfeminist

adjective

post·​fem·​i·​nist ˌpōst-ˈfe-mə-nist How to pronounce postfeminist (audio)
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period following widespread advocacy and acceptance of feminism

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The gnawing insecurities of the postfeminist male were at the heart of Force Majeure, and Östlund initially appears to be returning to that subject in a negotiation both thorny and droll as Carl is bloodlessly castrated by Yaya. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postfeminist was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Postfeminist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postfeminist. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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