comeback

[ kuhm-bak ]
/ ˈkʌmˌbæk /

noun

a return to a former higher rank, popularity, position, prosperity, etc.: The ex-champion kept trying to make a comeback.
a clever or effective retort; rejoinder; riposte: That was a great comeback the comedian made to the hecklers.
Informal. a basis or cause of complaint: If you insist on buying these pointed shoes, you'll have no comeback when your toes start to hurt.

Origin of comeback

First recorded in 1815–25; noun use of verb phrase come back
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comeback

/ (ˈkʌmˌbæk) /

noun informal

verb come back (intr, adverb)

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