Etymology
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lately (adv.)

Old English lætlice "slowly, sluggishly;" see late (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "within recent times, not long ago" is from late 15c., probably a new formation.

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Definitions of lately

lately (adv.)
in the recent past;
lately the rules have been enforced
Synonyms: recently / late / of late / latterly
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