Definition of comeuppance
: a deserved rebuke or penalty : deserts One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.
Examples of comeuppance in a Sentence
One of these days, he'll get his comeuppance for treating people so arrogantly.
as with many action movies, this one ends with a wild chase and an over-the-top fight sequence in which the bad guys finally get their comeuppance
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Microsoft (MSFT) also may be in for some comeuppance.
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Origin and Etymology of comeuppance
come up + -ance
First Known Use: 1859
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Definition of comeuppance for English Language Learners
: punishment that someone deserves to receive
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