Definition of last word in English:

last word

noun

  • 1A final or definitive pronouncement on or decision about a subject.

    ‘he's always determined to have the last word’
    • ‘I'm sure this debate will rage on, as it has for years now, but this will be my last word on the subject - at least in this venue.’
    • ‘It was not his last word on the subject; it was his first word.’
    • ‘Here the pitch is high, as last words always are, and as final stands must be.’
    • ‘And I promise that is my last word on the subject.’
    • ‘And I think this will be my last word on the subject because I simply don't want the dispute to go any further.’
    • ‘The last word about punishment is that, while it can work, it is very hard to implement effectively, because of all the requirements listed above.’
    • ‘This early morning stream of consciousness missive will be my last word on the subject.’
  • 2The finest or most modern, fashionable, or advanced example of something.

    ‘the spa is the last word in luxury and efficiency’