c'mon

pronunciation spelling \ kə-ˈmȯn , -ˈmän \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of c'mon

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 Leahy
  • O.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

First Known Use of c'mon

1910


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