Last modified on 12 June 2014, at 02:47

comeback

See also: Comeback and come back

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

comeback (plural comebacks)

  1. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.).
    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.
  2. A retort or answer.
    I wish I had thought of a quick comeback for his comment.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English comeback, an anglicism.

NounEdit

comeback m (plural comebacks)

  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English comeback

NounEdit

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 NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English comeback

NounEdit

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

  1. a comeback (as above)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English comeback, an anglicism.

NounEdit

comeback c

  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

DeclensionEdit