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comeuppance

[kuhm-uhp-uh ns] /ˌkʌmˈʌp əns/
noun, Informal.
1.
deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant:
He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.
Origin of comeuppance
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; from phrase come up + -ance
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comeuppance

/ˌkʌmˈʌpəns/
noun
1.
(informal) just retribution
Word Origin
C19: from come up (in the sense: to appear before a judge or court for judgment)
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Word Origin and History for comeuppance
n.

also comeupance, 1859, presumably rooted in verbal phrase come up "present oneself for judgment before a tribunal" + -ance.

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comeuppance

noun

A deserved chastening, esp some event that checks a wrongdoer; just desserts (1958+)


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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