[ hohm-kuhm-ing ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌkʌm ɪŋ /


a return to one's home; arrival at home.
an annual event held by a college, university, or high school for visiting alumni.

Origin of homecoming

1325–75; 1930–35 for def 2; Middle English homcomyng; replacing Middle English hamcume, Old English hāmcyme, equivalent to hām home + cyme arrival; see come, -ing1

Related forms

home·com·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homecoming


/ (ˈhəʊmˌkʌmɪŋ) /


the act of coming home
US an annual celebration held by a university, college, or school, for former students
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