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

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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 Separate from discussion of the virus outbreak, some have wondered whether Houston-area GOP congressman Dan Crenshaw, who’s seen nationally as a Republican comer, might jump into a race against Abbott. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has $38M in his campaign bank but is it enough to scare off 2022 challengers?," 13 Jan. 2021 The House runoff race shattered national fundraising records and put Ossoff on the map as an up-and-comer. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, "Jon Ossoff: The former John Lewis intern who could be Democrats' best hope in Georgia in years," 15 Dec. 2020 The British up-and-comer has an intimate take on Malcolm X that makes this icon feel gratifyingly human. New York Times, "Can Anyone Beat Chadwick Boseman for the Best-Actor Oscar?," 13 Jan. 2021 At the same time, Tubbs’ profile has grown on the national political stage, and he is considered an up-and-comer in Democratic circles. Anita Chabria Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Rising Democratic star Michael Tubbs risks reelection defeat, thanks in part to a Stockton blog," 6 Nov. 2020 But Biden went with Regan, an up-and-comer with few enemies to stall confirmation in Washington and the experience of growing up with asthma amid the pollution of eastern North Carolina. Bill Weir, CNN, "How the fight over Biden's EPA pick highlights a seismic crack in the Democrats' climate coalition," 18 Dec. 2020 Up-and-comer Iman Vellani plays the young hero in both the forthcoming series and the Captain Marvel sequel. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Captain Marvel 2 Will Be the First Marvel Film Directed by a Black Woman," 13 Dec. 2020 Where many artists boast about their greatness, indie up-and-comer Serena Isioma is more focused on self-improvement. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "First Out: New Music From Fletcher, Maggie Lindemann, Serena Isioma & More," 4 Dec. 2020 The ingénue quickly established herself as an up-and-comer in concert halls and radio, which drew the attention of producers and musicians. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, "Flor Silvestre, beloved Mexican singer, actress and musical matriarch, dies at 90," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of comer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Comer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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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