beer or other alcoholic beverage made at home.

Origin of home-brew

First recorded in 1850–55
Related formshome-brewed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for homebrew

Historical Examples of homebrew

  • I started selling that homebrew tonic of mine that I made up yesterday, and around noon, suddenly everybody was buying the stuff.

    Captives of the Flame

    Samuel R. Delany

British Dictionary definitions for homebrew



a beer or other alcoholic drink brewed at home rather than commercially
Canadian informal a professional football player who was born in Canada and is not an import
Derived Formshome-brewed, adjective
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