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adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.
  1. comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike: a homey little inn.

Origin of homey1

First recorded in 1850–55; home + -y1
Related formshom·ey·ness, hom·i·ness, noun
Can be confusedhomely homey

Synonym study

See homely.
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Examples from the Web for homeyness

Historical Examples

  • Her smiling brown face gave him at once a sense of homeyness.

    Contrary Mary

    Temple Bailey

  • Whether the pie or the doughnuts or the homeyness of the place first attracted him no one knows.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

    Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

British Dictionary definitions for homeyness


adjective homier or homiest
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of homy
  1. NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun
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Word Origin and History for homeyness



"home-like," by 1898, from home + -y (2).

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