latecomer

[leyt-kuhm-er]
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Origin of latecomer

First recorded in 1865–70; late + comer
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Contemporary Examples of latecomer

  • Mahaffey also notes that the failure of any of the established candidates to emerge from the pack might favor a latecomer.

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    Rick Perry Just Might Run

    Peter J. Boyer

    May 27, 2011

  • Aunt Ophelia: A latecomer to politics, Ophelia Ford is a state senator from Memphis.

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    The Making of Harold Ford

    John Branston

    January 13, 2010

Historical Examples of latecomer

  • He watched the sun sneak around one stubby wing of the Latecomer.

    Fly By Night

    Arthur Dekker Savage

  • Each tiniest mechanism of the Latecomer had functioned perfectly.

    Fly By Night

    Arthur Dekker Savage

  • The couch squeezed them as the Latecomer shot beyond its ramp, increased its velocity.

    Fly By Night

    Arthur Dekker Savage

  • The Latecomer touched the runway at little more than a hundred miles per hour.

    Fly By Night

    Arthur Dekker Savage


British Dictionary definitions for latecomer

latecomer

noun
  1. a person or thing that comes late
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