homebody

[ hohm-bod-ee ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌbɒd i /

noun, plural home·bod·ies.

a person who prefers pleasures and activities that center around the home; stay-at-home.

Nearby words

  1. home-helper,
  2. home-made,
  3. home-school,
  4. home-schooler,
  5. homebirth,
  6. homebound,
  7. homeboy,
  8. homebred,
  9. homebuilder,
  10. homebuilding

Origin of homebody

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; home + body

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British Dictionary definitions for homebody

homebody

/ (ˈhəʊmˌbɒdɪ) /

noun plural -bodies

a person whose life and interests are centred on the home
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Word Origin and History for homebody

homebody

n.

1821, from home (n.) + body.

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