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[hohm-gurl] /ˈhoʊmˌgɜrl/
noun, Slang.
a girl or woman from the same locality as oneself.
a close female friend or fellow female gang member.
Origin of homegirl
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35; home + girl Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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home boy

n phr,n

  1. A person from one's hometown (1940s+ Black)
  2. A simpleton; naive bumpkin: Youse just a home boy, Jelly. Don't try to follow me (1940s+ Black)
  3. (also home) A close friend, or someone accepted like a friend •Used also by Chicanos in Los Angeles, some of whom apparently dispute the black origin: Home boy, them brothers is taking care of business!/ He stormed outside with two homeboys: one called ''Gino,'' and Kevin Baca, 17, whom he'd met a month before (1970s+ Black)
  4. A black male; bro, blood, home slice: black faces, fucking home boys with skin the color of bunker oil and the threat coming off them in waves (1980s+)
  5. An easygoing, unpretentious person (1970s+ College students)
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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