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Definition of "come-on" [come-on]

  • Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy. (noun)
  • Slang A sexual or romantic approach or proposal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "come-on" in a sentence
  • "Which conveniently segues to the magic act of that come-on/come-off eye make-up used in the show, that left me so baffled the first time around."
  • "A joke misunderstood, a come-on not reciprocated -- this is not the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission's definition of sexual harassment."
  • "The baker set up a digital shop and promoted it with an arresting come-on: designer shoes made entirely of sugar."