Origin of ultimo
Examples from the Web for ultimo
I yesterday received your letters of the 7th and 9th ultimo, by the Delight, from Minorca.
Dear Pierrepont: Yours of the 30th ultimo strikes me all wrong.Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son|George Horace Lorimer
My dear Sir,—Your letter of the 27th ultimo was duly received, and for it please accept my thanks.Cyrus W. Field; his Life and Work|Isabella Field Judson
On the 23rd ultimo there was a slight shock of an earthquake felt distinctly by myself and other persons here.The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine|Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
I did not receive your letter of the 30th ultimo till the 2nd inst.
British Dictionary definitions for ultimo
Word Origin for ultimo
Word Origin and History for ultimo
"in the month preceding the present," 1610s, common in abbreviated form ult. in 18c.-19c. correspondence and newspapers, from Latin ultimo (mense) "of last (month)," ablative singular masc. of ultimus "last" (see ultimate). Earlier it was used in the sense of "on the last day of the month specified" (1580s). Contrasted with proximo "in the next (month)," from Latin proximo (mense).