Etymology
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latest (adj.)

c. 1200, "last, final," superlative of late. From 1590s as "most recent." As a noun, 1520s, "the last in order." Colloquial the latest "the news" attested from 1886. At the latest "at the most distant date" is from 1884.

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Definitions of latest
1
latest (adj.)
in the current fashion or style;
Synonyms: a la mode / in style / in vogue / modish
latest (adj.)
up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date;
the very latest scientific discoveries
Synonyms: up-to-the-minute
2
latest (n.)
the most recent news or development;
have you heard the latest?
From wordnet.princeton.edu