lat·​ter-day ˈla-tər-ˌdā How to pronounce latter-day (audio)
: of present or recent times
latter-day prophets
: of a later or subsequent time

Examples of latter-day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tales of their genesis constitute latter-day Greek myths whose gods have bold-faced names like Onassis and Niarchos. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, 14 Feb. 2024 The couple’s 5-year-old son, Prince Louis, has become a latter-day version of a young Harry, squirming and making faces at solemn occasions. Mark Landler, New York Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Andrew Cunningham The Apple Silicon MacBook Pro adds ports that latter-day Intel models got rid of, including MagSafe. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 6 Nov. 2023 Apple Compared to latter-day Intel MacBook Pros, the design has more rounded corners but a slightly chunkier and heavier frame. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 30 Oct. 2023 In effect, those dolts have allied themselves with Hamas, a terrorist military cabal hell-bent on a latter-day holocaust. Noah Rothman, National Review, 26 Oct. 2023 His biggest latter-day singles were collaborations that found success on the country singles charts. Chris Morris, Variety, 2 Sep. 2023 Halfway through, things get intense, as heavy hand percussion slams into Middle Eastern drumming, fast techno, punishing electro, and even a latter-day remix of one of grime’s founding documents. Philip Sherburne, Pitchfork, 22 Aug. 2023 So, who gets to join the secret society of latter-day Greco-Roman authoritarians? Katherine Stewart, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'latter-day.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of latter-day was in 1832

Dictionary Entries Near latter-day

Cite this Entry

“Latter-day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on latter-day

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!