c'mon

pronunciation spelling

kə-ˈmȯn How to pronounce c'mon (audio)
-ˈmän
informal
used in writing to represent the sound of the phrase come on when it is spoken quickly (as when urging someone to do something or expressing surprise or skepticism)
"Tell Jason what I told you," [Jack] Klugman excitedly shouts at me. "C'mon, tell him, tell him."Michael LeahyO.K., so we have our ups and downs as a couple. I admit it. But is this cause for despair? C'mon, show me a couple who don't have problems.Haruki Murakami
But even as she hesitated, a voice seemed to urge her on: Keep moving. You can do it. … "C'mon," she encouraged herself. "You've almost got it."Deborah Morris

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of c'mon was in 1910

Cite this Entry

“C'mon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/c%27mon. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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