[ lat-er-dey ]
See synonyms for latter-day on
  1. of a later or following period: latter-day pioneers.

  2. of the present period or time; modern: the latter-day problems of our society.

Origin of latter-day

First recorded in 1835–45; latter + day

Words Nearby latter-day Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use latter-day in a sentence

  • The latter day was known to the more intimate set of encyclopedists as the jour du synagogue.

    Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
  • The news of the victory was despatched to London with a rapidity prophetic of the feats performed by latter-day correspondents.

  • The character of Philippe d'Orlans belongs to a type with which readers of latter-day fiction are very familiar.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • I stood by the railings of the green for two hours watching the latter-day Plymouth champions at their play.

  • I was talking with one of our latter-day new young men about various questions, as they call them.

    Smoke | Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich

British Dictionary definitions for latter-day


  1. present-day; modern

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