last words

last word

the closing remark or comment, as in an argument: By the rules of debate she would have the last word.
a final or definitive work, statement, etc.: This report is the last word on the treatment of arthritis.
the latest, most modern thing: Casual hairdos are the last word this season.

1880–85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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last word

1. the final statement in a verbal argument; "she always gets the last word" 
2. an authoritative statement; "my doctor has the last word on the medicines I take" 
3. elegance by virtue of being fashionable [syn: chic
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