the closing remark or comment, as in an argument: By the rules of debate she would have the last word.
a final or definitive work, statement, etc.: This report is the last word on the treatment of arthritis.
the latest, most modern thing: Casual hairdos are the last word this season.
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of last word
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby last word
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