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  1. 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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Origin of down-home

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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  1. slang, mainly US of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated
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