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[ley-tish] /ˈleɪ tɪʃ/
somewhat or rather late.
Origin of latish
First recorded in 1605-15; late + -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This was in November, rather a latish month for active service on those waters.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was latish in the evening when I looked in at the flat to dress for dinner.

    My Man Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
  • They say he was also seen, latish in the afternoon, entering the Duke's Walk to the east.

  • From breakfast to a latish dinner (about half after five or six) was his main period of literary toil.

  • latish in the evening we were entertained with a sight, that is indeed singularly curious and interesting.

    Travels in England in 1782 Charles P. Moritz
  • The reliefs are enclosed in Donatello's framework of latish Renaissance design, but the figures themselves are very simple.


    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
  • It is latish and duskish by the time that St. John and his companion set out on their homeward way.

    Red as a Rose is She Rhoda Broughton
  • It was latish one night, the botanist had not come home, I fell asleep, and left Thompson with the whisky.

    In the Wrong Paradise Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for latish


rather late
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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