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comer

[kuhm-er] /ˈkʌm ər/
noun
1.
Informal. a person or thing that is progressing well or is very promising:
He looks like a comer in state politics.
2.
a person or thing that arrives.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see come, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for comer

comer

/ˈkʌmə/
noun
1.
(in combination) a person who comes: all-comers, newcomers
2.
(informal) a potential success
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Word Origin and History for comer
n.

"visitor," mid-14c., agent noun from come. Meaning "one showing promise" is attested from 1879. Phrase all comers "everyone who chooses to come" is recorded from 1560s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for comer

comer

noun

A person doing very well and promising to do better in a certain field: She's a comer, a potential champ (1880s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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