downcome

[ doun-kuhm ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌkʌm /

noun

a downcomer.
Archaic. descent or downfall; comedown; humiliation.

Nearby words

  1. down-to-earth,
  2. downbeat,
  3. downburst,
  4. downcast,
  5. downcastly,
  6. downcomer,
  7. downcourt,
  8. downcurved,
  9. downcycle,
  10. downdraft

Origin of downcome

First recorded in 1505–15; down1 + come

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Examples from the Web for downcome

  • Ay, said Mrs. Bairnsfather, shaking her head pathetically, it has been a great grief to her this downcome of young Strathoran.

    Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant


British Dictionary definitions for downcome

downcome

/ (ˈdaʊnˌkʌm) /

noun

archaic downfall
another name for downcomer
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