up-and-coming

adjective
up-and-com·​ing | \ ˌəp-ən(d)-ˈkə-miŋ How to pronounce up-and-coming (audio) , ˌəp-ᵊm- \

Definition of up-and-coming

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

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up-and-comer \ ˌəp-​ən(d)-​ˈkə-​mər How to pronounce up-and-comer (audio) , ˌəp-​ᵊm-​ \ noun

First Known Use of up-and-coming

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of up-and-coming was in 1926

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“Up-and-coming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up-and-coming. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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up-and-coming

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English Language Learners Definition of up-and-coming

: becoming more successful, important, and well known

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