homesick

[hohm-sik]

adjective

sad or depressed from a longing for home or family while away from them for a long time.

Nearby words

  1. homeschool,
  2. homeschooling,
  3. homescreetch,
  4. homeshore,
  5. homeshoring,
  6. homesickness,
  7. homesite,
  8. homesource,
  9. homespun,
  10. homestall

Origin of homesick

First recorded in 1790–1800; home + sick1

Related formshome·sick·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for homesick

homesick

adjective

depressed or melancholy at being away from home and family
Derived Formshomesickness, noun

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Word Origin and History for homesick

homesick

adj.

1798, back-formation from homesickness.

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