post-bellum

adjective

(prenominal) of or during the period after a war, esp the American Civil War

Nearby words

  1. post-,
  2. post-and-beam construction,
  3. post-and-rail fence,
  4. post-and-rail tea,
  5. post-bag,
  6. post-boat,
  7. post-boost phase,
  8. post-classical,
  9. post-colonial,
  10. post-consumer

Word Origin for post-bellum

C19: Latin post after + bellum war

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Word Origin and History for post-bellum

post-bellum

adj.

also postbellum, used in U.S. South from 1874 in reference to American Civil War; see post- + bellicose.

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