Definition of latter wit in English:

latter wit

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noun

dialect British, Northern English
  • Wisdom, a witty remark, etc., which occurs to a person after the event, typically too late to be of use; compare after-wit , "esprit de l'escalier".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Hartley (1839–1915), dialect poet and writer.