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

Nearby words

  1. inter se,
  2. inter vivos,
  3. inter-,
  4. inter-allied,
  5. inter-american,
  6. inter.,
  7. interabang,
  8. interac,
  9. interacinous,
  10. interact

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for inter-war

  • 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