Origin of ultimo
Examples from the Web for ultimo
On the 5th and the 12th ultimo I did myself the honor of addressing you from Madrid.
Dear Sir,—About eight days ago I was honored with your favor of the 20th ultimo.Patrick Henry</p>
Moses Coit Tyler
I left New York the 2d ultimo; the ship bound to that port was not then arrived.Tea Leaves
I have received the letter, which you did me the honor to write to me on the 31st ultimo.
Dear Pierrepont: Yours of the 30th ultimo strikes me all wrong.Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son
George Horace Lorimer
Word Origin and History for ultimo
"in the month preceding the present," 1610s, common in abbreviated form ult. in 18c.-19c. correspondence and newspapers, from Latin ultimo (mense) "of last (month)," ablative singular masc. of ultimus "last" (see ultimate). Earlier it was used in the sense of "on the last day of the month specified" (1580s). Contrasted with proximo "in the next (month)," from Latin proximo (mense).