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COMEBACK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comeback mean? 

COMEBACK (noun)
  The noun COMEBACK has 2 senses:

1. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
2. return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity

  Familiarity information: COMEBACK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMEBACK (noun)


Sense 1comeback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

comeback; rejoinder; retort; riposte; replication; counter; return

Context example:

it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Hypernyms ("comeback" is a kind of...):

reply; response (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "comeback"):

back talk; backtalk; lip; mouth; sass; sassing (an impudent or insolent rejoinder)


Sense 2comeback [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("comeback" is a kind of...):

reappearance; return (the act of someone appearing again)


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