[last-lee, lahst-]


in conclusion; in the last place; finally.

Origin of lastly

First recorded in 1325–75, lastly is from the Middle English word lestely. See last1, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for lastly

finally, last, after, behind, ultimately

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at the end or at the last point

sentence connector

in the end; finallylastly, he put on his jacket
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Word Origin and History for lastly

late 14c., from last (adj.) + -ly (2).

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