firstcomer

[ furst-kuhm-er ]
/ ˈfɜrstˌkʌm ər /
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noun

a person who arrives first or among the first.

Nearby words

  1. first-string,
  2. first-termer,
  3. first-time,
  4. first-timer,
  5. firstborn,
  6. firsthand,
  7. firstling,
  8. firstly,
  9. firstnighter,
  10. firsts

Origin of firstcomer

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; first + comer

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Examples from the Web for firstcomer

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

    The Five Jars|Montague Rhodes James