[kuhm-er] /ˈkʌm ər/

Informal. a person or thing that is progressing well or is very promising:
He looks like a comer in state politics.
a person or thing that arrives.
(in combination) a person who comes: all-comers, newcomers
(informal) a potential success

“visitor,” mid-14c., agent noun from come. Meaning “one showing promise” is attested from 1879. Phrase all comers “everyone who chooses to come” is recorded from 1560s.


A person doing very well and promising to do better in a certain field: She’s a comer, a potential champ (1880s+)


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