Johnny-come-lately definition

jŏnē-kŭm-lātlē
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A newcomer or latecomer, especially a recent adherent to a cause or trend.
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The definition of a Johnny-come-lately is a newcomer, or is someone who is late to accepting a position or late to arriving at an event.

A newcomer to an idea who is late in accepting what everyone else already believes to be true is an example of a Johnny-come-lately.

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(idiomatic) A newcomer; a novice; an upstart.

She might take offense if some Johnny-come-lately thinks he can do a better job.

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(informal) One who is late or recent in arriving at a place, position, or viewpoint.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
johnny-come-lately
Plural:
johnny-come-latelies