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"last name" in British English

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last namenoun [C]

uk   us   mainly US (UK usually surname)
A2 yourfamilyname, that you use in ​formalsituations or with ​people you do not ​know well
(Definition of last name from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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last namenoun [C]

 us   /ˈˈlæst ˈneɪm/
yourfamily name, which in ​English comes after other names you are given: His first name is Julio, but I can’t ​remember his last name.
(Definition of last name from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “last name”
in Arabic كُنْية…
in Korean 성…
in Portuguese sobrenome…
in Catalan cognom…
in Japanese 名字…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姓氏,姓…
in Turkish soyadi…
in Russian фамилия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姓氏,姓…
in Italian cognome…
in Polish nazwisko…
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