post·​pri·​ma·​ry ˌpōst-ˈprī-ˌmer-ē How to pronounce postprimary (audio)
chiefly British : of, relating to, or being education following primary school
postprimary education
: following a primary election
… has developed into the only exciting story of this tedious postprimary New York City political season.Harry Stein

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The postprimary period for Crist was further complicated by an unforced error in Crist’s choice of a running mate. Kartik Krishnaiyer, The New Republic, 11 Oct. 2022 Cynics dismissed the results of last year’s postprimary negotiations between progressives and the center left as a campaign truce that would give way to factional fighting after the election. William A. Galston, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of postprimary was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Postprimary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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