Definition of “latter-day” - English Dictionary


“latter-day” in English

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latter-dayadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈlæt.ə.deɪ/ us /ˈlæt̬.ɚ.deɪ/

used to refer to a person or thing that is similar to someone or something that existed in the past:

the evil actions of a latter-day Caligula

(Definition of “latter-day” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“latter-day” in American English

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latter-dayadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈlæt̬·ər ˌdeɪ/

being a new or recent form of a person or thing from the past:

He acts like a latter-day cowboy armed with ideas.

Latter-day can also mean of the present time:

To many journalists, his stand against the newspaper made him a latter-day hero.

(Definition of “latter-day” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)