post·​pres·​i·​den·​tial ˌpōst-ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce postpresidential (audio)
: relating to or occurring in the period following a presidency
a postpresidential interview
Clinton's life with the high-flying crowd and his postpresidential friendships with the rich, powerful and famous have drawn disapproval from some quarters, including former advisers who see it as unseemly.Peter Baker

Examples of postpresidential in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everything since flows from that (postpresidential) decision. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 16 June 2023 Xingpei Shen As a consequence of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation, a grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump on 37 counts related to his postpresidential handling of classified materials at his Mar-a-Lago residence. Byron Tau, WSJ, 10 June 2023 At the same age, Jimmy Carter was deep into his postpresidential work promoting democracy around the globe, while George H.W. Bush was months away from seeing his son win a second term as president. Ken Thomas,, 27 Apr. 2023 Since leaving office, Mr. Obama has occasionally emerged from his postpresidential private life to speak out against GOP efforts to dismantle his legacy. Janet Hook, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2017 That new group was set up to strengthen Democrats’ hand in upcoming redistricting fights after the 2020 census, a project that Mr. Obama has said would be central to his postpresidential political mission. Janet Hook, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2017 After the election of Herbert Hoover in 1928, the S.&P. 500 ran up 9.2 percent by the end of November, the biggest, fastest postpresidential election gain ever. James B. Stewart, New York Times, 15 Dec. 2016 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'postpresidential.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postpresidential was in 1874

Dictionary Entries Near postpresidential

Cite this Entry

“Postpresidential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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