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latter-day

[lat-er-dey]
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adjective
  1. of a later or following period: latter-day pioneers.
  2. of the present period or time; modern: the latter-day problems of our society.

Origin of latter-day

First recorded in 1835–45; latter + day
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Examples from the Web for latter-day

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Historical Examples

  • Crane's latter-day racing had been successful—he made money at it.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • Even in the latter-day Rome, historic names are not wanting.

    Italy, the Magic Land

    Lilian Whiting

  • I am of the opinion that most of our latter-day radicals are on a par with our latter-day Christians.

    An Anarchist Woman

    Hutchins Hapgood

  • Any latter-day novelist might envy Crabbe his power of developing a story.

    Immortal Memories

    Clement Shorter

  • Woe betide the Latter-day Saint, who dares to dream of dissent or apostasy!


British Dictionary definitions for latter-day

latter-day

adjective
  1. present-day; modern
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