- most recent; current: latest fashions.
- the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.: This is the latest in personal computers.
- at the latest, not any later than (a specified time): Be at the airport by 7 o'clock at the latest.
Origin of latest
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Related Wordsenthusiasm, mania, passion, furor, comment, word, advice, speech, scandal, news, rumor, announcement, leak, discovery, epiphany, tone, look, form, trend, pattern
- the superlative of late
- most recent, modern, or newthe latest fashions
- at the latest no later than the time specified
- the latest informal the most recent fashion or development
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Word Origin and History for latests
superlative of late. The latest "the news" attested from 1886.
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