[kuhm-on, -awn]

noun Slang.

inducement; lure.

Origin of come-on

1895–1900, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase come on Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for come-on

teaser, decoy, lure, seduction, inducement, temptation

Examples from the Web for come-on

Historical Examples of come-on

  • With their body-tremors they are giving the "come-on" signal to the workers.

    The Brain

    Alexander Blade

  • He was also pitching a come-on at Brinker, for he'd seen him with some letters while they were prisoners.

    Comet's Burial

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • But I'm not such a come-on as to hand you half a million or so and get a promise in return.

    Personality Plus

    Edna Ferber

  • It can't be possible that a seasoned veteran of two years' experience can pick up points from a come-on?

  • A small American brig, which was not deemed fit to double the capes, and to come-on a stormy coast, was on sale.

    The Crater

    James Fenimore Cooper