Definitions

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

  • noun One who arrives late.
  • noun A recent arrival, participant, or convert.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun someone who arrives late.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who has arrived comparatively recently.
  • noun One who arrived late.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who arrives late

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Examples

  • Heck, if the latecomer were a successful governor who tamed a blue state or a Republican superstar who set President Obama back on his heels on ObamaCare, entitlement reform and the debt, that person could decide in December to make the run.

    Is Romney really going to risk it all in Iowa?

  • A fair point perhaps: someone like me appreciates Tamil masala because it testifies to the survival of something that no longer exists in Hindi cinema (i.e. my default is Hindi cinema, and as you know I am a "latecomer" to Tamil cinema).

    NAACHGAANA

  • And "Barely True," and that McCain was a "latecomer" to the discussion.

    Brendan Calling

  • A latecomer to the safari mania who nonetheless boldly put the word to work as a brand was that American icon of rugged individualism Ralph Lauren.

    The English Is Coming!

  • A latecomer to the safari mania who nonetheless boldly put the word to work as a brand was that American icon of rugged individualism Ralph Lauren.

    The English Is Coming!

  • As a latecomer to the Adventures of Torq and the Torqaltones I am rather saddened that I do not get to see the many visual aids that goes along with each episode.

    Critical Hit #21: How the other half live - Part 2 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • Though New York is a relative latecomer in allowing gay marriage, it is considered an important prize for advocates, given the state's size, New York City's international stature.

    N.Y. legalizes gay marriage

  • Though New York is a relative latecomer in allowing gay marriage, it is considered an important prize for advocates, given the state's size, New York City's international stature.

    N.Y. legalizes gay marriage

  • A relative latecomer to apps, Toyota said the system will connect cars to the Internet using a smartphone.

    Car Makers Add Apps to Their Dashboards

  • Now that the SNP has its majority, and its aspirations towards independence, it's all committee work and tough, sandwich-filled meetings with Whitehall civil servants, and not about pointing your steadicam at gushing, latecomer luvvies.

    Scotland's independence referendum will see a Scotterati recruitment drive | Pat Kane

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