Meaning of after-war in English:

after-war

noun

  • 1 rare A later or subsequent war.

  • 2The period following a war.

Pronunciation

after-war

/ˈɑːftəˌwɔː/ /ˈaftəˌwɔː/

adjective

  • Following a war; of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a war. Now chiefly with reference to the wars of 1914–18 and 1939–45. Compare "postbellum", "post-war".

Pronunciation

after-war

/ˈɑːftəˌwɔː/ /ˈaftəˌwɔː/

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Ainsworth (1569–1622), separatist minister and religious controversialist. From after- + war.