first or last

adverb

: at one time or another : at the beginning or end
and all are fools and lovers first or lastJohn Dryden

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of first or last was in the 15th century

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“First or last.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20or%20last. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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