firstcomer

[ furst-kuhm-er ]
/ ˈfɜrstˌkʌm ər /

noun

a person who arrives first or among the first.

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Origin of firstcomer

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; first + comer
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Example sentences from the Web for firstcomer

  • The firstcomer was ruddy and auburn-haired and evidently a leader.

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