Origin of homie
First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening and alteration
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Examples from the Web for homie
Because I kinda look at him as my friend, or at least my homie."My Man"
January 20, 2009
- slang, mainly US short for homeboy or homegirlSee homeboy
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Word Origin and History for homie
also homey, by 1970s, slang, short for homeboy (q.v.). The identical word is recorded from the 1920s in New Zealand slang in the sense "recently arrived British immigrant."
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