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[hohm-broo] /ˈhoʊmˈbru/
beer or other alcoholic beverage made at home.
Origin of home-brew
First recorded in 1850-55
Related forms
home-brewed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I wonder what brand of home-brew made him think of that," said Linda.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • With us in Scotland it was good oatcakes and home-brew––and the air.

    The Eye of Dread Payne Erskine
  • But he failed to say whether it would be in the river or in home-brew.

    Polly and Her Friends Abroad Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Bubble Bugs blow their froth only when immature, and their bodies are a distillery or home-brew of sorts.

    Edge of the Jungle William Beebe
  • Some of the young sports laughingly insisted that Dinty's home-brew was in a fair way of making the city famous.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Imagine finding such a thing coiled up at the foot of your cellar-stairs after you had been indulging in home-brew!

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • The squire, who was generally so jovial and cheery, ate his cold pressed beef and drank his glass of "home-brew" in silence.

    Under the Mendips Emma Marshall
  • Popular distrust of home-brew recipes assumes a nationwide phase.

    One Third Off Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for home-brew


a beer or other alcoholic drink brewed at home rather than commercially
(Canadian, informal) a professional football player who was born in Canada and is not an import
Derived Forms
home-brewed, adjective
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