- 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.
Origin of down-home
An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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Related Words for down homeunofficial, relaxed, spontaneous, straightforward, intimate, humble, folksy, homey, modest, laid-back, unassuming, credible, sensible, ethical, authoritative, authentic, accurate, responsible, convincing, honest
- slang, mainly US of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated
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