hindmost

[ hahynd-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st ]
/ ˈhaɪndˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst /

adjective

furtherest behind or nearest the rear; last.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. hinderance,
  2. hindermost,
  3. hindfell,
  4. hindgut,
  5. hindi,
  6. hindoo,
  7. hindooism,
  8. hindoostani,
  9. hindquarter,
  10. hindquarters

Origin of hindmost

1325–75; Middle English. See hind1, -most

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British Dictionary definitions for hindmost

hindmost

hindermost (ˈhaɪndəˌməʊst)

/ (ˈhaɪndˌməʊst) /

adjective

furthest back; last
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Word Origin and History for hindmost

hindmost

adj.

late 14c., from hind (adj.) + -most.

Thra. What, if a toy take 'em i' the heels now, and they run all away, and cry, 'The devil take the hindmost'?
Dion. Then the same devil take the foremost too, and souse him for his breakfast! [Beaumont & Fletcher, "Philaster," Act V, Sc. 2, 1611]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with hindmost

hindmost

see devil take the hindmost.

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