comeback

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See also: Comeback and come back

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

comeback (plural comebacks)

  1. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.) after an extended period of obscurity.
    That fad went out with the eighties, but I think it's making a comeback.
    • 2011 February 5, Paul Fletcher, “Newcastle 4 - 4 Arsenal”, BBC:
      Newcastle produced a stunning comeback from 4-0 down to earn a draw that shocked title hopefuls Arsenal.
    • 2013 December 6, alim17, “Girls' Generation rumored to make a comeback in early 2014!”, allkpop.com:
      According to rumors in the entertainment world on December 6, Girls' Generation will be making a comeback next year with a masculine concept. They have supposedly decided on the title song in their new album and have begun filming the music video on December 6. It appears they have started preparing for a full-scale comeback! It will be the girls' first Korean comeback in a year since "I Got a Boy."
  2. A retort or answer, particularly a quick or clever one.
    I wish I had thought of a quick comeback for his comment.

Usage notes[edit]

In sense “reply”, more casual than retort or the somewhat formal rejoinder.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback, an anglicism.

Noun[edit]

comeback m (plural comebacks)

  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback

Noun[edit]

comeback m, n (definite singular comebacken or comebacket, indefinite plural comeback, definite plural comebackene or comebacka)

  1. a comeback (return by a well-known person to the activity in which they were famous after a long absence)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback

Noun[edit]

comeback n (definite singular comebacket, indefinite plural comeback, definite plural comebacka)

  1. a comeback (as above)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English comeback, an anglicism.

Noun[edit]

comeback c

  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

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