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2 definitions found
 for comeback
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  comeback
      n 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, comeback, counter]
      2: return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "comeback":
     Parthian shot, acknowledgment, answer, answering, antiphon,
     back answer, back talk, backchat, backfire, boomerang,
     caustic remark, convalescence, counter, counterattack,
     counterblast, counterblow, counterfire, counterinsurgency,
     countermeasure, counterrevolution, counterstep, counterstroke,
     crack, cut, cutting remark, defense, dig, dump, echo,
     evasive reply, exchange, fleer, flout, foolery, gibe,
     gibing retort, give-and-take, interchange, jab, jape, jeer, jest,
     leg-pull, mock, parting shot, put-down, put-on, quip, rally,
     reaction, ready reply, receipt, reciprocation, recoil, recovery,
     recuperation, rejoinder, repartee, replication, reply, repost,
     rescript, rescription, respondence, response, responsion,
     responsory, retaliation, retort, return, reverberation, riposte,
     rude reproach, scoff, scurrility, short answer, slam, slap,
     snappy comeback, swipe, taunt, twit, verbal thrust, witty reply,
     witty retort, yes-and-no answer
  
  

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