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1 a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher" [syn: rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, counter]
2 return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity

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  1. A return (e.g. to popularity, success, etc.).
    That fad went out with the eighties, but I think it's making a comeback.
  2. A retort or answer.
    I wish I had thought of a quick comeback for his comment.

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From English comeback, an anglicism.


  1. (anglicism) comeback; a return

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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