trade-last

[ treyd-last, -lahst ]
/ ˈtreɪdˌlæst, -ˌlɑst /

noun

Informal Older Use. a compliment that one has heard and that one offers to tell the person so complimented under the condition that that person will first report a compliment made about oneself. Abbreviation: T.L.

Nearby words

  1. trade unionist,
  2. trade up,
  3. trade wind,
  4. trade winds,
  5. trade-in,
  6. trade-name,
  7. trade-off,
  8. trade-weighted,
  9. traded option,
  10. trademark

Origin of trade-last

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for trade-last

trade-last

noun

US informal a compliment that one has heard about someone, which one offers to tell to that person in exchange for a compliment heard about oneself
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