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homesick

[ hohm-sik ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌsɪk /
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adjective
sad or depressed from a longing for home or family while away from them for a long time.
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Origin of homesick

First recorded in 1790–1800; home + sick1

OTHER WORDS FROM homesick

homesickness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homesick

homesick
/ (ˈhəʊmˌsɪk) /

adjective
depressed or melancholy at being away from home and family

Derived forms of homesick

homesickness, noun
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