- modern; new; recent.
- a new or modern writer, thinker, etc.
- belonging to a new fashion or trend; moderna neoteric genre
- a new writer or philosopher
adj.“recent, new,” 1590s, from Late Latin neotericus, from Greek neoterikos “youthful, fresh, modern,” from neoteros, comp. of neos “new” (see new). Related: Neoterism.