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comeuppance

[ kuhm-uhp-uhns ]
/ ˌkʌmˈʌp əns /
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noun Informal.
deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant: He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.
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Origin of comeuppance

An Americanism first recorded in 1855–60; from the phrase come up (as in judgment for a trial) + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for comeuppance

comeuppance
/ (ˌkʌmˈʌpəns) /

noun
informal just retribution

Word Origin for comeuppance

C19: from come up (in the sense: to appear before a judge or court for judgment)
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