adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
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
late Middle English
word dating back to 1375–1425;
see origin at late
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Related Words for the latestlate
British Dictionary definitions for the latest
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 the latest
superlative of late. The latest "the news" attested from 1886.
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Idioms and Phrases with the latest
Also, the latest thing. The most recent development, as in fashion or the news. For example, Wearing straw hats to the beach is the latest thing, or Have you heard the latest about the royal family? [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see the thing.
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