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homy

[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/
adjective, homier, homiest.
1.
homey1 .

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
First recorded in 1850-55; home + -y1
Related forms
homeyness, hominess, noun
Can be confused
homely, homey.
Synonym Study
See homely.
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Examples from the Web for homy
Historical Examples
  • She raised a fold of the gown and breathed in rapturously that homy perfume.

    The Pagan Madonna Harold MacGrath
  • I tell you, doctor, its as homy and comfortable as anything you ever saw.

    Cursed

    George Allan England
  • I'm going to ask you for just a mouthful more, it tastes so delicious and homy!

    The Sturdy Oak Samuel Merwin, et al.
  • Within the lodge was a homy fireplace, and a glossy elk's-head which peered out above the mantel.

British Dictionary definitions for homy

homy

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

homey

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