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


furtherest behind or nearest the rear; last.


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


hindermost (ˈhaɪndəˌməʊst)

/ (ˈhaɪndˌməʊst) /


furthest back; last
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Word Origin and History for hindmost



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]
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Idioms and Phrases with hindmost


see devil take the hindmost.

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