[ doun-hohm ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈhoʊm /
of, relating to, or exhibiting the simple, familiar, or folksy qualities associated with one's family or with rural areas, especially of the southern U.S.: down-home cooking; down-home hospitality.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of down-home
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for down-home
slang, mainly US of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated
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