[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. comedy of errors, the,
  2. comedy of manners,
  3. comely,
  4. comenius,
  5. comenius, john amos,
  6. comes,
  7. comestible,
  8. comet,
  9. cometary,
  10. cometh

Origin of comer

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at come, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for comer


/ (ˈkʌmə) /


(in combination) a person who comesall-comers; newcomers
informal a potential success
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Word Origin and History for comer



"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper