latterly

[lat-er-lee]

adverb

of late; lately: He has been latterly finding much to keep himself busy.
in a later or subsequent part of a period: Latterly he became a patron of the arts.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. latter,
  2. latter-day,
  3. latter-day saint,
  4. latter-day saints,
  5. latter-day saints, church of jesus christ of,
  6. lattermost,
  7. lattice,
  8. lattice constant,
  9. lattice defect,
  10. lattice energy

Origin of latterly

First recorded in 1725–35; latter + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for latterly

latterly

adverb

recently; lately
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Word Origin and History for latterly

latterly

1734, from latter + -ly (2). Called by Johnson "a low word lately hatched." Related: Lattermost.

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