adjective all–com·ers \¦ȯl-¦kə-mərz\

Definition of all–comers

  1. :  not restricted to a particular group or category of participants :  open At an all-comers track meet he entered the 1,500 meters in his school shorts and no shoes. — Daniel Silva, The Unlikely Spy, 1995 One week into the exhibition season and the 49ers are practically holding all-comers tryouts for quarterback. — Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Aug. 2011

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Origin and Etymology of all–comers

from the phrase open to all comers

First Known Use: 1864

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a brief usually trivial fact

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