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[lat-er-dey] /ˈlæt ərˌdeɪ/
of a later or following period:
latter-day pioneers.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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!

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for latter-day


present-day; modern
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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