latecomer

[ leyt-kuhm-er ]
/ ˈleɪtˌkʌm ər /

noun

a person who arrives late: The latecomers were seated after the overture.

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Origin of latecomer

First recorded in 1865–70; late + comer
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British Dictionary definitions for latecomer

latecomer
/ (ˈleɪtˌkʌmə) /

noun

a person or thing that comes late
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