up-and-coming

adjective up-and-com·ing \ ˌəp-ən(d)-ˈkə-miŋ , ˌəp-ᵊm- \

Definition of up-and-coming

: gaining prominence and likely to advance or succeed
  • an up-and-coming young actor

up-and-comer

play \ˌəp-ən(d)-ˈkə-mər, ˌəp-ᵊm-\ noun

First Known Use of up-and-coming

1926

in the meaning defined above

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UP-AND-COMING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of up-and-coming for English Language Learners

  • : becoming more successful, important, and well known



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