Simple Definition of comeuppance
: punishment that someone deserves to receive
Full Definition of comeuppance
: a deserved rebuke or penalty : deserts
Examples of comeuppance
One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.
<as with many action movies, this one ends with a wild chase and an over-the-top fight sequence in which the bad guys finally get their comeuppance>
Origin of comeuppance
come up + -ance
First Known Use: 1859
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