com·​er | \ ˈkə-mər \

Definition of comer

1 : one that comes or arrives welcomed all comers
2 : one making rapid progress or showing promise

Examples of comer in a Sentence

We're giving free T-shirts away to the first comers. She's regarded as a comer in political circles.

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The supporting cast includes other big names like Bobby Cannavale and Sissy Spacek, to say nothing of the up-and-comer Stephan James. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Amazon and Julia Roberts dive into a twisty paranoid thriller.," 20 Nov. 2018 Clairo Indie-pop up-and-comer Clairo nabbed a crossover hit just over a month after releasing her debut EP. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Songs to Listen to in July 2018," 19 July 2018 In fact, the most inspired work often blooms from the minds of young up-and-comers who are conceptualizing and producing 100 percent on their own terms. Reese Blutstein, Teen Vogue, "Blogger Reese Blutstein's Tips for Styling Summer Dresses," 22 May 2018 Local hitmakers and bright up-and-comers take over Chicago this week. Efrain Dorado, RedEye Chicago, "5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Jamila Woods, Alice Glass, Pale Waves," 14 Nov. 2017 The cast of Monster in the Hall, a play with songs that will run at Inis Nua in October, will lead an all-comers jam session, so bring your ax. John Timpane,, "InterAct invites dogs to explore the theater as part of its June-a-Palooza festival," 25 June 2018 Rap up-and-comers Cardi B (Bodak Yellow) and Migos (Bad and Boujee) each spent multiple weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 with their respective singles, while four of the five Grammy nominees for album of the year were R&B or hip-hop artists. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Rap overtakes rock as the most popular genre among music fans. Here's why.," 3 Jan. 2018 Since the first matches began on Monday, January 14, there have been multiple upsets, with several up-and-comers defeating more seasoned competitors. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2019 Australian Open, Including How to Watch," 16 Jan. 2019 He's helped launch careers for up-and-comers and inspired millions of young producers, all while crafting an unforgettable style all his own. Kat Bein, Billboard, "'My Name Is Skrillex' Turns 8 Today & It's Even Better Than You Remember," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of comer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of comer

: a person who goes to a place to take part in an activity
: a person who arrives at a place
US, informal : someone who is making progress quickly and is likely to be successful

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