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[leyt-kuhm-er] /ˈleɪtˌkʌm ər/
a person who arrives late:
The latecomers were seated after the overture.
Origin of latecomer
1865-70; late + comer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Being a latecomer, the firm opted to sell processor-, radio- and other sorts of chips together with the necessary software.
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  • If you are a latecomer to the party, forget lodgings.
  • In fact, the healthcare industry is a latecomer and a small market for translator product vendors.
  • In that case, a defendant was a latecomer to a conspiracy to steal timber.
British Dictionary definitions for latecomer


a person or thing that comes late
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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