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latecomer

[leyt-kuhm-er]
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noun
  1. a person who arrives late: The latecomers were seated after the overture.

Origin of latecomer

First recorded in 1865–70; late + comer
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Examples from the Web for latecomer

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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.

    Fly By Night

    Arthur Dekker Savage

  • 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.

    Fly By Night

    Arthur Dekker Savage


British Dictionary definitions for latecomer

latecomer

noun
  1. a person or thing that comes late
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