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Definition of comeback noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually singular] if a person in public life makes a comeback, they start doing something again that they had stopped doing, or they become popular again an aging rock star trying to stage a comeback
  2. 2if a thing makes a comeback, it becomes popular and fashionable or successful again
  3. 3(informal) a quick reply to a critical remark synonym retort
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: comeback