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last word

noun

Definition of last word

  1. 1 :  the final remark in a verbal exchange

  2. 2 a :  the power of final decision b :  a definitive statement or treatment <this study will surely be the last word on the subject for many years>

  3. 3 :  the most advanced, up-to-date, or fashionable exemplar of its kind <the last word in sports cars>



Examples of last word in a sentence

  1. <a swimsuit that is the last word in sportswear this season>



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