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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How to use down-home in a sentence
Customers became friends and the down-home feeling created lingered long after they left the store.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas | Nick Kotz | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He stayed with it until it redefined him: switched the label from sophisticated Blues to a down-home sound.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters | Alex Belth | August 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, you know, Sarah Palin of course was very straight talking, very down home, and had tremendous appeal because of that.Scandal’s Lisa Kudrow on Sexism in Politics (and That Epic Rant) | Kevin Fallon | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But this is Reese Witherspoon: down-home, girl-next-door, put-together, and, frankly, boring Reese Witherspoon.Is Reese Witherspoon’s Drunken Arrest the Best Thing to Happen to Her Career? | Kevin Fallon | May 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the other: the engaging, uncompromising, down-home, self-made 50-year-old Tea Party favorite Schweikert.
Aminta nodded and smiled, and Selina kissed her hand in joy, saying, that down home she would not be so shy of calling her Aminta.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
Down home, continued Billy, we always kill a chicken when we expect a minister.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
I brought them down home, and nursed him for three months, till he died.With Wolfe in Canada | G. A. Henty
He wore a grey coat and a high-buttoned vest, with a broad turned-down home-spun collar.The Precipice | Ivan Goncharov
He was half afraid of the chorus girls, because they seemed such different beings from the nurse girls down home.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories | Paul Laurence Dunbar
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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