A combination of two proper phrases, "As of today," and "Lately," meaning an event which recently happened or has been happening repeatedly. Current indifference to butchered English has made its use more popular than the correct phrases, elevating it to more innocuous than similar travesties "These ones" and "On accident."
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that team just got lated.
*kid gets hit by car* "LATED!!!"
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Used when referring to a deceased individual, often when showing respect.
The Foo Fighters song "Everlong" is most likely about the late Kurt Kobain, who is known to have many drug addictions.
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i'm takin' off -- lates, foo's!
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1. when a situation becomes sketchy
2. when something/someone is lame or not cool

Derived from situations where using the time as an excuse. Example: Billy, who is collectively hated by most people at the party, enters the party in a loud and attention-grabbing fashion. Party-goers say "Well, it's late, I better get going," when really they just don't want to be associated with Billy.
1. It got late when the cops showed up to bust the party.

2. Justin is late because he tries so hard to draw attention to himself.
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Recently or not long ago
lately you touched my pickle and it felt very nice.
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