- 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.
Origin of comer
Related Words for comerup-and-comer
Examples from the Web for comer
Contemporary Examples of comer
Ray gave Jay a shell, then stepped onto a small, rickety carousel in the comer of the churchyard and loaded up.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
“Katie was my best friend,” Cheryl says, and immediately a large tear fills the comer of her eye.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town
E. Jean Carroll
April 19, 2014
So now Comer is applying the same political strategy in Washington.Inside the Movement to Legalize Hemp
May 14, 2013
Scozzafava, a youngish possible up and comer just effectively joined the Democrats.How the GOP Loses Women
November 1, 2009
Historical Examples of comer
The first comer utters his complaint of humiliation before him.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
That's why old Hiram is ready to fight the first comer on the slightest provocation.In the Midst of Alarms
Colonel Sommerton turned his eyes on the comer inquiringly, almost eagerly.Southern Lights and Shadows
He thinks he's a comer when he's a goer—he can't see his idea is out of date.The Harbor
And about my family affairs, I'm not likely to talk to the first comer, eh?The Market-Place
- (in combination) a person who comesall-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.