a person who comes in.
Chiefly British. an immigrant.
an intruder.
a successor.
Hunting. a duck, pheasant, etc., that flies toward the shooter.

Origin of incomer

First recorded in 1520–30; in + comer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for incomer

Historical Examples of incomer

  • For fourteen years the city has had to contend with the fears of the incomer.

  • The incomer seated himself on a stool, and the cobbler returned to his last, resuming his interrupted work.

  • Incomer and outgoer each drew back a step, each laughed, each tendered an apology.


    Katherine Cecil Thurston

  • He must have come over the wall, which can hardly be prevented if an incomer has a friend who will throw him a rope.

    The Strong Arm

    Robert Barr

  • The flying chair struck the incomer across his shins, bringing an angry exclamation from the man.

British Dictionary definitions for incomer



a person who comes to live in a place in which he was not born
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