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down-home

[doun-hohm] /ˈdaʊnˈhoʊm/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or exhibiting the simple, familiar, or folksy qualities associated with one's family or with rural areas, especially of the southern U.S.:
down-home cooking; down-home hospitality.
Origin of down-home
1820-1830
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30
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  • When we get down home out of danger, I'll let you hug and cry as much as you please.

    The Ranger Edward S. Ellis
  • No, not exactly, though the sunset did look a bit like some we have down home.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Lizzie got down home all right and her brother is coming back with her.

  • And yet, he had said no more than some stranger, if there could be such a stranger, would have said down home.

    The Sport of the Gods Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • I brought them down home, and nursed him for three months, till he died.

    With Wolfe in Canada

    G. A. Henty
  • You know, down home they're nice to you if they know who you are, and all about your family.

    Kit of Greenacre Farm

    Izola Forrester
  • But down home there is n't anybody around his house, and that's lonesomer still.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart
  • We walked together down to your street, Forty-fourthand then you turned off and I went on down home.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • Aminta nodded and smiled, and Selina kissed her hand in joy, saying, that down home she would not be so shy of calling her Aminta.

  • What wouldn't I give to have a good dog just now, such as my old Bunker down home in Virginia.

    Canoe Mates in Canada St. George Rathborne
British Dictionary definitions for down home

down-home

adjective
1.
(slang, mainly US) of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated
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Slang definitions & phrases for down home

down home

adjective phrase

Simple; homey: a down-home meal of roast chicken, potatoes, and peas

adverb phrase

  1. In the southern US; in Dixie
  2. In a Southern regional or ethnic manner: funkier than blues and playing about as down home as you can get

modifier

: He was getting away from all that old down-home stuff

noun phrase

: old buddy from down home (1848+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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