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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In recent years, the Golden State has consistently finished third, trailing only longtime champ Texas and energy up-and-comer North Dakota. Rob Nikolewski,, "California's ranking as an oil-producing state is slipping," 12 July 2018 The cards features a mix of wrestlers (legends, WWE alum, established indie combatants, lucha performers and some up-n-comers). Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Col. Rob Parker, Dirty Blondes and Simon Gotch Talk Major League Wrestling and more," 11 July 2018 Houston up-and-comer Mónica Gómez also takes a spin in the coveted Odette/Odile role, with Charles-Louis Yoshiyama. Houston Chronicle, "Must List: Nate Bargatze with the laughs, Housto Slab cars with the swangas," 20 June 2018 In Round 2, Zarda will challenge another popular up-and-comer, Burnt End BBQ, which beat Hawg Jaw Que & Brew with 55 percent of Round 1 votes. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Holy smokes: Here are the Round 1 results of our KC barbecue burnt ends bracket | The Kansas City Star," 13 Mar. 2018 Nevertheless, Ocasio-Cortez’s win in NY-15 demonstrates the mass enthusiasm surrounding the up-and-comer, who is expected to easily win her election in November. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "New Democratic Superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Just Won Another Primary—In a District She Didn't Even Run In," 11 July 2018 After spitting a few bars from the chart topping song, Washington gave some advice to the young up-and-comer. Mike Miller,, "Watch Denzel Washington Reenact His Oscar-Winning Training Day Performance for Shaquille O'Neal," 17 Apr. 2018 The problem starts with the community rating system, which requires insurers to charge the same premium to all comers regardless of health status. John C. Goodman, WSJ, "ObamaCare Can Be Worse Than Medicaid," 26 June 2018 To today’s up-and-comers, that mindset is the doctrine, established by the Golden State’s string of playoff runs and titles. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "The NBA’s New Age Is on Full Display," 3 May 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

: someone who is making progress quickly and is likely to be successful

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