Definition of postwar
: occurring or existing after a war; especially : occurring or existing after World War II
Recent Examples of postwar from the Web
With Simon, Kirby invented Captain America, who debuted in 1941, and the postwar romance comics genre.
Larger forces in American life have stalled the seemingly unstoppable progressive momentum of the postwar period.
In some respects, Arte Povera followed on the heels of slightly earlier assemblage art in postwar California, which was driven by similar impulses.
Bond's stoicism -- his ability to endure torture, deprivation and hardship without complaint or self-pity -- must have been hugely reassuring to postwar Britain's sense of itself.
In fact, Wilson’s vision behind the League of Nations – even as the US retreated deep into isolationism between the world wars and refused to join the body – gave shape to the postwar order that has dominated, until now.
To keep up Spam sales postwar, the company hired singers to tout the product, and even had a radio show Music With the Hormel Girls.
With families swarming to and from the rest stops that multiplied along the highways of postwar America, many of the owners settled in for a life’s work.
Concrete poetry's roots in Futurism and Dada are nicely illustrated here, and the show asserts an affinity between the clever concision of these postwar works and the strategies of today's texts and tweets.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'postwar.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of postwar
POSTWAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of postwar for English Language Learners
: happening, existing, or made after a war; especially : happening, existing, or made after World War II
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up postwar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).