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[ley-tist] /ˈleɪ tɪst/
adjective, a superl. of late with later as compar.
1.
most recent; current:
latest fashions.
2.
last.
noun
3.
the latest, the most recent news, development, disclosure, etc.:
This is the latest in personal computers.
Idioms
4.
at the latest, not any later than (a specified time):
Be at the airport by 7 o'clock at the latest.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see late, -est
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British Dictionary definitions for the latest

latest

/ˈleɪtɪst/
adjective, adverb
1.
the superlative of late
adjective
2.
most recent, modern, or new: the latest fashions
noun
3.
at the latest, no later than the time specified
4.
(informal) the latest, the most recent fashion or development
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Word Origin and History for the latest

latest

adj.

superlative of late. The latest "the news" attested from 1886.

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Idioms and Phrases with the latest

the latest

Also, the latest thing. The most recent development, as in fashion or the news. For example, Wearing straw hats to the beach is the latest thing, or Have you heard the latest about the royal family? [ ; late 1800s ]
Also see: the thing
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