Definition of comeback noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌmbæk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmbæk//
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  1. 1[usually singular] if a person in public life makes a comeback, they start doing something again which they had stopped doing, or they become popular again an ageing pop star trying to stage a comeback The player is on the comeback trail after a serious knee injury.
  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
  4. 4a way of holding somebody responsible for something wrong which has been done to you You agreed to the contract, so now you have no comeback.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comeback