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[leyt-kuhm-er] /ˈleɪtˌkʌm ər/
a person who arrives late:
The latecomers were seated after the overture.
Origin of latecomer
First recorded in 1865-70; late + comer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He watched the sun sneak around one stubby wing of the latecomer.

    Fly By Night Arthur Dekker Savage
  • Each tiniest mechanism of the latecomer had functioned perfectly.

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  • The couch squeezed them as the latecomer shot beyond its ramp, increased its velocity.

    Fly By Night Arthur Dekker Savage
  • The latecomer touched the runway at little more than a hundred miles per hour.

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British Dictionary definitions for latecomer


a person or thing that comes late
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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