comer

noun
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.
Recent Examples on the Web During the fair, Rooms co-hosted a dinner party inside the space, where, in addition to several new lamps by the London up-and-comer Elliott Barnes, there was furniture, textiles and lighting of their own design. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Another up-and-comer is Toni Breidinger, the first Arab-American female driver to participate in any NASCAR national series. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 4 June 2022 At the time, there were hit or miss opportunities for girls to compete — some AAU all-comer track meets (Lanin was president of the Minnesota AAU in the late-1960s), some road races. Sarah Barker, Outside Online, 16 Apr. 2021 Benriach is a distillery widely considered an up and comer. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Kinane would later come back to perform at another rock bar called Vaudeville Mews with up-and-comer Sam Tallent in tow. Lee Keeler, SPIN, 10 May 2022 In 2024, Trump, or one of his epigones (Governor Ron DeSantis, of Florida, is the comer of the moment), will crush the incumbent––legitimately or otherwise, whatever is required. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 1 May 2022 Maluma returned after the brief break provided by Wolfine with up-and-comer Blessd and duo Kapla y Miky, all of whom rode four-wheelers to the 360 stage. Luis Gomez, Billboard, 1 May 2022 Even if Green’s work is ultimately too muted for the Oscars, King Richard has turned a lot of heads within the industry: An insider repping the competition pegged him to me as the next up-and-comer primed to make the blockbuster leap. Nate Jones, Vulture, 20 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of comer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Dictionary Entries Near comer

come prima

comer

come round

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Last Updated

25 Jun 2022

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“Comer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comer. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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