From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
comeuppance \come'up"pance\ (k[u^]m'[u^]p"pans), noun An unpleasant experience a person endures, which is viewed by others as a just retribution for bad behavior; just deserts; as, the Senator took bribes for years, and finally got his comeuppance when he was caught in a sting operation. [PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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