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1939, in reference to the period between the world wars, from inter- + war (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Conversations with farmers of the inter-war period indicate that such equipment was not generally acquired until the mid 1930s.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • In the inter-war period another group was increasingly on the fringe of the established community.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor

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