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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.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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