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EtymologyEdit

Compound of laat +‎ bloeien +‎ -er. First attested in the 19th century.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːtˌblui̯ər/
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  • Hyphenation: laat‧bloei‧er

NounEdit

laatbloeier m (plural laatbloeiers, diminutive laatbloeiertje n)

  1. late bloomer, someone who excels or finds one calling at a late point in life [from 20th c.]
  2. late bloomer, flower that blooms late in the season [from 19th c.]