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n. pl. John·ny-come-late·lies or John·nies-come-late·ly (jŏn′ēz-) Informal
A newcomer or latecomer, especially a recent adherent to a cause or trend.


n, pl Johnny-come-latelies or Johnnies-come-lately
a brash newcomer, novice, or recruit


n., pl. Johnny-come-latelies or -latelys, Johnnies-come-lately.
a late arrival or participant; newcomer.


n (inf) (= newcomer)Neuankömmling m; (= late starter)Nachzügler(in) m
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So if you are a true fan - and you're niggled by all us Johnny-come-latelies (with our pubclogging, name-muddling, tickets-to-the- capital's-fanzone-gobbling ways) - consider this.
He acknowledged the appeal of Roethlisberger's small-town-kid-makes-good story, but had nothing but scorn for the Johnny-come-latelies.
But now many Johnny-come-latelies to the freedom fight wrap themselves in the flag and screech that patriotism consists in mindlessly following the president -- no matter what.