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latecomer

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noun late·com·er \ˈlāt-ˌkə-mər\

Simple Definition of latecomer

  • : a person who arrives late

  • : someone or something that has recently arrived or become involved in something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of latecomer

  1. :  one that arrives late; also :  a recent arrival

Examples of latecomer in a sentence

  1. Latecomers had to park their cars far from the stadium.



1892

First Known Use of latecomer

1892

Rhymes with latecomer


LATECOMER Defined for Kids

latecomer

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noun late·com·er \ˈlāt-ˌkə-mər\

Definition of latecomer for Students

  1. :  a person who arrives late




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