homeboy

[ hohm-boi ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌbɔɪ /

noun Slang.

a person from the same locality as oneself.
a close friend or fellow gang member.

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Origin of homeboy

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; home + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for homeboy

homeboy
/ (ˈhəʊmˌbɔɪ) /

noun slang, mainly US

a close friend
a person from one's home town or neighbourhood

Derived forms of homeboy

homegirl, fem n

Word Origin for homeboy

C20: US rap-music usage
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