Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Last in order of birth; youngest.
  • noun One that is born last, as a youngest child.

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Examples

  • But coming from a family of four children, and knowing the possible consequences – especially how the last-born can inadvertently bring out the worst in his/her parents – I would definitely consider this paradigm, if I were you.

    Let Me Know When I Am Done | Her Bad Mother

  • Repeat the experiement and ask how many of them were born last (I think somebody above made a similar observation counting only-children as last-born).

    The Birth Order Illusion, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The last-born; onward they travel, carefully testing the packed-down ground in front of them and peeking around the well-worn corners of life.

    Lastborn

  • But coming from a family of four children, and knowing the possible consequences--especially how the last-born can inadvertently bring out the worst in his/her parents--I would definitely consider this paradigm, if I were you.

    Let Me Know When I Am Done

  • Her last-born child developed severe bipolar disorder.

    Poison Pen

  • Her last-born child developed severe bipolar disorder.

    Poison Pen

  • It might lead a firstborn to become a drill sergeant instead of a bank teller, and a last-born to do stand-up comedy instead of writing poems.

    First Born, Later Born

  • Even when results of genetic tests were published in 1998, showing a DNA link between Jefferson and Hemings's last-born child, some scholars declared the evidence inconclusive because other Jefferson males shared the same chromosome.

    Jefferson's Other Clan

  • "As a result, the theory predicts that last-born and only children, knowing that they can get away with much more than their older brothers and sisters, are, on average, more likely to engage in risky behaviors," says University of Maryland economist Ginger Jin, one of three coauthors of the study.

    Getting Away With It

  • Her last-born child developed severe bipolar disorder.

    Poison Pen

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