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LAST WORD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does last word mean? 

LAST WORD (noun)
  The noun LAST WORD has 3 senses:

1. the final statement in a verbal argument
2. an authoritative statement
3. elegance by virtue of being fashionable

  Familiarity information: LAST WORD used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LAST WORD (noun)


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Meaning:

The final statement in a verbal argument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

she always gets the last word

Hypernyms ("last word" is a kind of...):

argument; statement (a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true)


Sense 2last word [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An authoritative statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

my doctor has the last word on the medicines I take

Hypernyms ("last word" is a kind of...):

authority (an authoritative written work)


Sense 3last word [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elegance by virtue of being fashionable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

chic; chicness; swank; modishness; stylishness; chichi; smartness; last word

Hypernyms ("last word" is a kind of...):

elegance (a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "last word"):

dapperness; jauntiness; nattiness; rakishness (stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance)


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