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Meaning of comeback

come•back

Pronunciation: (kum'bak"), [key]
— n.
  1. a return to a former higher rank, popularity, position, prosperity, etc.: The ex-champion kept trying to make a comeback.
  2. a clever or effective retort; rejoinder; riposte: That was a great comeback the comedian made to the hecklers.
  3. a basis or cause of complaint: If you insist on buying these pointed shoes, you'll have no comeback when your toes start to hurt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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