com·​er | \ ˈkə-mər How to pronounce comer (audio) \

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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But one new up-and-comer, Castle & Key is a youngster in the spirits business. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "5 Things You Must Do In Kentucky," 3 May 2019 Will other up-and-comers such as 18-year-old outfielder Julio Rodriguez, Mariners first-round draft pick Evan White, or 23-year-old RHP Justin Dunn make impressive leaps? Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, "If you like spring training, you’re in luck. The Mariners’ season will be six months of it.," 27 Mar. 2019 Plus, PPW Silverweight Champion Maxx Stardom vs. up-n-comer Saieve Al Sabah. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Check out this list of pro wrestling shows and top pro wrestlers in South Florida | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018 Canada's national awards will also see two debut features lead all-comers in the film competitions. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "Canadian Screen Awards: Netflix's 'Anne With an E' Leads Nominations," 16 Jan. 2018 Trump was a central focus of the hour-long debate, which pitted a polished young up-and-comer who has the backing of the establishment wing of the state party against an ultra-Trump supporter whose bomb-throwing style mirrors the president’s. Washington Post, "Loyalty to Trump key focus of Virginia GOP Senate debate," 19 Apr. 2018 Azcentral's Who's Next recognizes up-and-comers in a different profession who are making their mark on our communities. Grace Palmieri, azcentral, "Who's Next is searching for the best young mixologists, distillers, brewers, more," 25 May 2018 His primary channel, Trap Nation, has played a pivotal role in developing up-and-comers in the dance music space and has expanded its brand to Spotify, where nearly two million fans follow its playlist. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Power Players 2018: The Managers, Live Leaders & Tastemakers Shaping the Genre," 23 Mar. 2018 The same could be said about the quarterbacks: an up-and-comer in Jared Goff vs. Brees. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The Blown Call that Will Live On in New Orleans Infamy," 21 Jan. 2019

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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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