comer

comer

[kuhm-er]
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:
1325–75; Middle English; see come, -er1

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comer (ˈkʌmə)
 
n
1.  (in combination) a person who comes: all-comers; newcomers
2.  informal a potential success

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comer
"visitor," mid-14c., from agent noun of 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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comer definition

[ˈkəmɚ]
  1. n.
    someone with a bright future. : Fred is a real comer. You'll be hearing a lot about him.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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