See also: latterday
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlætə(ɹ) deɪ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlæt̬əɹ deɪ/, /ˈlæɾəɹ deɪ/
- Hyphenation: lat‧ter-day
latter-day (not comparable)
- Modern, recent.
He thinks of himself as a latter-day knight errant, out on a quest fighting dragons. It’s not very practical but it is romantic.
1963, Margery Allingham, “The Boy in the Corner”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931, page 214:
- The face which emerged was not reassuring. […] He was not a mongol but there was a deficiency of a sort there, and it was not made more pretty by a latter-day hair cut which involved eccentrically long elf-locks and oiled black curls.