Definitions starting with L

ID #2321


[Car.; Gul. idem (Writers' Program 1940:31); OED, belated poetical; Brit. dial. North idem EDD] adj.

1. late; behind time: 1936 Well, dey havin' wun champain meetin' dere an' we is lated (Dupuch 92). (Black)

 2. not familiar with latest rumors, fashions, trends, etc.: You ain 'know dat song? You lated, boy! (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-06-03 21:54
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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