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late 14c., hyndermest; see hinder (adj.) + -most.

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Examples from the Web for hindermost

Historical Examples

  • The hindermost looked round for a moment and caught a glimpse of us.

    In the Wilds of Florida

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The poet also noticed that "ever he rode the hindermost of the route."

    The Canterbury Puzzles

    Henry Ernest Dudeney

  • Then it will be each for himself and the devil gets the hindermost.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • "The Devil take the hindermost" was the motto of industrial life.

    Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography

    George William Erskine Russell

  • She accompanied him, and they sat down on the hindermost bench.

    Back o' the Moon

    Oliver Onions