post·​war ˈpōs(t)-ˌwär How to pronounce postwar (audio)
: occurring or existing after a war
especially : occurring or existing after World War II

Examples of postwar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, a cease-fire would also force Netanyahu to confront what comes next and his own failure to put forward a viable plan for postwar Gaza and how it should be governed as requested by Washington. Mohammad Shtayyeh, Foreign Affairs, 4 July 2024 Gallant is reflecting the judgment of the Israeli defense establishment here, even though Netanyahu publicly has rejected a role for the Palestinian Authority in postwar Gaza. David Ignatius, Washington Post, 27 June 2024 He was enrolled at London School of Economics during a period of student unrest; his radical ideas prompted him to reject an establishment education and take a job washing dishes at Nippon, a Japanese restaurant frequented almost exclusively by Japanese customers due to lingering postwar antipathy. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 June 2024 Coming on the heels of the end of World War I and the global upheaval that ensued, that era led to a postwar boom with many finding prosperity and new opportunities. Rosemary Feitelberg, WWD, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for postwar 

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First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postwar was in 1853

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“Postwar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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post·​war ˈpōst-ˈwȯ(ə)r How to pronounce postwar (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a period after a war
postwar Europe

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