last-ditch

adjective \ ˈlas(t)-ˌdich , -ˈdich \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of last-ditch

1 : fought or conducted from the last ditch : waged with desperation or unyielding defiance
  • put up a last-ditch resistance
2 : made as a final effort especially to avert disaster
  • a last-ditch attempt to raise the money

First Known Use of last-ditch

1888


last ditch

noun

Definition of last ditch

: a place of final defense or resort

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First Known Use of last ditch

1706


LAST-DITCH Defined for English Language Learners

last-ditch

adjective

Definition of last-ditch for English Language Learners

  • : made as a final effort to keep something bad from happening


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