of, relating to, or characteristic of a period following a war: postwar problems; postwar removal of rationing.

Origin of postwar

First recorded in 1905–10; post- + war1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for postwar

also post-war, 1906, in reference to the U.S. Civil War, a hybrid from post- + war (n.). Cf. post-bellum.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper