comeover

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

come +‎ over

Noun[edit]

comeover (plural comeovers)

  1. (Manx) An immigrant.
    • 2008, Kathleen M. Henry, Critical Mass (ISBN 0595624669), page 46:
      Some laborer, a comeover for sure, perhaps had stolen it, disabused his bosses of it, and for what?
    • 2011, Jonathan Raban, Coasting: A Private Voyage (ISBN 0307517713):
      It was a comeover who told me that she disliked the Manx because they were so “provincial.” She was quite wrong. The Manx were not in the least provincial; they were profoundly insular—and the distinction is essential.

References[edit]

  • Mark Abley, Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003)

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