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stay-at-home

[stey-uh t-hohm] /ˈsteɪ ətˌhoʊm/
adjective
1.
not inclined to travel or seek diversions or pastimes outside one's residence, area, or country.
2.
of or relating to time spent at home:
a stay-at-home evening.
noun
3.
a person who stays at home a good deal; a person not inclined to travel; homebody.
Origin of stay-at-home
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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Examples from the Web for stay-at-home
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  • We are quite different from what you stay-at-home women fancy.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
  • Old age and invalidism had made the restless man a stay-at-home.

  • It is we stay-at-home British birds that really keep the insects down.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • Until he went to Tilliedrum Jamie had been more a stay-at-home boy than most.

    A Window in Thrums

    J. M. Barrie
  • You are the most stay-at-home person by way of a gentleman that I ever heard of.

    An Old Man's Love

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for stay-at-home

stay-at-home

adjective
1.
(of a person) enjoying a quiet, settled, and unadventurous use of leisure
noun
2.
a stay-at-home person
3.
a person who does not bother to vote in a political election
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