latecomer

noun
late·​com·​er | \ ˈlāt-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce latecomer (audio) \

Definition of latecomer

: one that arrives late also : a recent arrival

Examples of latecomer in a Sentence

Latecomers had to park their cars far from the stadium.
Recent Examples on the Web Legal Florida, was a latecomer to the petition process, forming in August 2019, just six months before the deadline to get on the 2020 ballot. Steven Lemongello, orlandosentinel.com, "Legalize marijuana campaigns in Florida are moving ahead. But will politicians back recreational pot?," 26 Dec. 2020 In many companies, the chief medical officer role — once an afterthought or a latecomer to the C-suite — has been thrust into the limelight. Ashwini Zenooz, STAT, "The ever-expanding role of the chief medical officer," 30 Oct. 2020 Serial 1 is a relative latecomer to the e-bicycle market. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Harley-Davidson launches e-bicycle brand, Serial 1 Cycle Co.," 27 Oct. 2020 But then, the formal public square was a latecomer to Anglo-American culture. Michael J. Lewis, National Review, "The Death of Public Beauty," 3 Sep. 2020 McCarthy was actually a latecomer to the anti-communist crusade, which the House Un-American Activities Committee had initiated before World War II. Washington Post, "Joseph McCarthy: An American demagogue who foreshadowed Trump," 27 Aug. 2020 And the latecomer to the race has surged in national polls lately. Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Bloomberg sent well over $10 million in donations to Colorado, long before 2020," 19 Feb. 2020 The president was a latecomer to wearing a mask during the pandemic, which has raged across the U.S. since March and infected more than 3.2 million and killed at least 134,000. Jonathan Lemire, ajc, "Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic," 11 July 2020 The president was a latecomer to wearing a mask during the pandemic, which has raged across the U.S. since March and infected more than 3.2 million and killed at least 134,000. Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic," 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of latecomer

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Latecomer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latecomer. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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latecomer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of latecomer

: a person who arrives late
: someone or something that has recently arrived or become involved in something

latecomer

noun
late·​com·​er | \ ˈlāt-ˌkə-mər How to pronounce latecomer (audio) \

Kids Definition of latecomer

: a person who arrives late

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