noun (countable usually singular)
1 make/stage a comeback if a person, activity, style etc makes a comeback, they become popular again after being unpopular for a long time: The miniskirt made a comeback in the late 1980s.
2 a quick reply that is often clever, funny, and insulting; retort 2 (1): I couldn't think of a good comeback.
-see also: come back come 1
3 a way of getting payment or a reward for something wrong or unfair that has been done to you: Check your contract carefully, or you may have no comeback if something goes wrong.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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