Last wordism is a tactic used in an informal debate or discussion, resorting in the belief that victory can be achieved by having the "last word." A statement can be identified as last wordism if it adds no new information or substance to an argument. It is intended to achieve its effect through recency rather than through relevance.
When last wordism is correctly identified, it often betrays the weaknesses of "less intellectually robust presentations."
- "Recency" is the state of being "recent", as in "most recent."