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homey1

or homy

[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/
adjective, homier, homiest.
1.
comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike:
a homey little inn.
Origin of homey1
1850-1855
1850-55; home + -y1
Related forms
homeyness, hominess, noun
Can be confused
homely, homey.
Synonym Study
See homely.

homy

[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/
adjective, homier, homiest.
1.
homey1 .
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Examples from the Web for homier
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  • The woman in the doorway looked like Mom in the homier political cartoons.

    Dream Town Henry Slesar
  • "It's the homiest spot I ever saw—it's homier than home," avowed Philippa Gordon, looking about her with delighted eyes.

    Anne Of The Island Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • So in a little while their house extended visibly, took on a homier aspect.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The red barns were bigger and "homier" than those of the day before, and the little stone farmhouses most inviting.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for homier

homey

/ˈhəʊmɪ/
adjective homier, homiest
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of homy
noun
2.
(NZ, informal) a British person
Derived Forms
homeyness, noun

homy

/ˈhəʊmɪ/
adjective homier, homiest
1.
like a home, esp in comfort or informality; cosy
Derived Forms
hominess, especially (US) homeyness, noun
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Word Origin and History for homier

homy

adj.

"home-like," 1856, from home + -y (2). Related: Hominess.

homey

adj.

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

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