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last name

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English

Noun

Singular
last name

Plural
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  1. A surname.

Usage notes

  • A last name is so called because it is in English written last, after the given names. However, in many other languages and cultures this name precedes the given name; in these cases, the terms surname or family name are more appropriate.

Synonyms

Translations

See: surname

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