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last word

noun
1.
the closing remark or comment, as in an argument:
By the rules of debate she would have the last word.
2.
a final or definitive work, statement, etc.:
This report is the last word on the treatment of arthritis.
3.
the latest, most modern thing:
Casual hairdos are the last word this season.
Origin of last word
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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  • This was the last word spoken by Mr. Gladstone and was uttered just before he died.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Somehow, the inflection on the last word did not altogether suggest the ingenuous.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • The Sphinx is a woman, as I will insist to my dying day, if it were my last word!

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Miss Georgie did not often send that last word of her own volition.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower

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