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hometown

[hohm-toun] /ˈhoʊmˈtaʊn/
noun
1.
the town or city in which a person lives or was born, or from which a person comes.
adjective
2.
of or relating to a hometown:
a hometown welcome.
Origin of hometown
1910-1915
An Americanism dating back to 1910-15; home + town
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  • The trails and by-paths were as familiar to him as the streets of his hometown are to a boy of to-day.

  • The old homestead is situated in the heart of hometown, fronting on the main street.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • Amos Shoopegg is a type of a large class of the native element of hometown.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • hometown, owing to some early local faction, is divided into two sections, forming two distinct towns.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • But my other waitresses wanted to get back to their hometown, and they left early—before we did.

Word Origin and History for hometown
n.

1879, from home (n.) + town.

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