Definition of postwar in English:

postwar

adjective

  • Occurring or existing after a war (especially World War II)

    ‘postwar Britain’
    ‘postwar reconstruction’
    • ‘The roots of this decline are in the early 1940s, and more in the post-war period.’
    • ‘In some ways it seems like an entry-level textbook for a university course on post-war Europe.’
    • ‘In Germany the trial was an essential cathartic process crucial to post-war regeneration.’
    • ‘All post-war Prime Ministers up to Margaret Thatcher reiterated the same view.’
    • ‘The problem was that the first cracks in the comfortable post-war consensus were beginning to appear.’
    • ‘Only the odd relic of Stalinist architecture betrayed the country's post-war history.’
    • ‘The post-war French and German leaders, wearied after the second world war, made a leap of faith.’
    • ‘Roger once visited the sanitorium to use the telephone which was still a rare device in post-war Scotland.’
    • ‘The long post-war boom of the 1950s and 1960s also coincided with an era of cheap oil.’
    • ‘That is what marks this administration as one of the truly radical ministries of post-war Britain.’
    • ‘Constructed as an emergency response to the post-war housing shortage, they could be erected in a day.’
    • ‘The first post-war motor race took place in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris within weeks of the Liberation.’
    • ‘It is obvious from the events following the end of the invasion that no thought was given to the post-war situation.’
    • ‘The book also looks at how the area has evolved over the years, including changes during the post-war era.’
    • ‘This will appeal to a more confident Britian, a Britain not mired in the sclerosis of post-war decline.’
    • ‘Burnley could be watched by the lowest league crowd in their post-war history at Wimbledon on Sunday.’
    • ‘That will be the battle to save, change or scrap the institutions that have defined our post-war world.’
    • ‘The Goon Show was a breath of surreal fresh air in dreary post-war Britain.’
    • ‘Prices have fallen because of the trend towards more modern, post-war designs.’
    • ‘This information is now helping plan how to respond to the post-war needs.’

Pronunciation:

postwar

/ˌpōs(t)ˈwôr/