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latecomer

Syllabification: late·com·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlātˌkəmər
 
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Definition of latecomer in English:

noun

A person who arrives late: latecomers were not admitted before the intermission figurative he was a latecomer to modernism
More example sentences
  • A few latecomers arrived in a hurry and took their seats as soon as possible, relieved that they had not missed anything.
  • I paddled the rest of the way in to the beach, arriving just as the latecomers were hopping over the rocks that lined the shore.
  • The latecomer did arrive 10 minutes after the dinner had begun and the place setting had been pulled.

Words that rhyme with latecomer

newcomeragama

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