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Johnny-come-lately

or John路nie-come-late路ly

[ jon-ee-kuhm-leyt-lee ]
/ 藞d蕭蓲n i藢k蕦m藞le瑟t li /
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noun, plural John路ny-come-late路lies, John路nies-come-late路ly.
a late arrival or participant; newcomer: the Johnny-come-latelies producing space-war films after the trend had ended.
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Origin of Johnny-come-lately

First recorded in 1825鈥35; from the proper name Johnny
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British Dictionary definitions for Johnny-come-lately

Johnny-come-lately

noun plural Johnny-come-latelies or Johnnies-come-lately
a brash newcomer, novice, or recruit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with Johnny-come-lately

Johnny-come-lately

A newcomer, as in She may be a Johnny-come-lately on the board, but she's doing a fine job with publicity. [1830s]

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