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downcome

[doun-kuhm]
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noun
  1. a downcomer.
  2. Archaic. descent or downfall; comedown; humiliation.
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Origin of downcome

First recorded in 1505–15; down1 + come
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Related Words for downcome

decline, abasement, comedown, discomfiture, downfall, lapse, slump, degradation, down, anticlimax, debasement, pathos, cadence, decadence, downcome

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Historical Examples of 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

noun
  1. archaic downfall
  2. another name for downcomer
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