the latest

latest

[ley-tist]
adjective a superl. of late with later as compar.
1.
most recent; current: latest fashions.
2.
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:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see late, -est

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latest (ˈleɪtɪst)
 
adj, —adv
1.  the superlative of late
 
adj
2.  most recent, modern, or new: the latest fashions
 
n
3.  at the latest no later than the time specified
4.  informal the latest the most recent fashion or development

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latest
superl. of late.
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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? [Colloquial; late 1800s] Also see the thing.

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