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Definition of "comeback" []

  • A return to formerly enjoyed status or prosperity: The film star made an unexpected comeback. (noun)
  • A return to popularity: Wide ties are making a comeback this year. (noun)
  • The act of making up a deficit, as in a contest or game. (noun)
  • A reply, especially a quick witty one; a retort. (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 "comeback" in a sentence
  • "(Soundbite of song, "Get Behind the Mule") MILES: I've never liked the term comeback because after a while, big players can never come back to what they were."
  • "The last thing that a dethroaned celebrity icon needs by his side while trying to force a comeback is a reminder of George Bush, his lies and his failed neocon agenda hanging around your neck."
  • "Your comeback is the typical move-the-goalposts tirade with fancy bold letters very much preferred by the willfully ignorant."