the town or city in which a person lives or was born, or from which a person comes.


of or relating to a hometown: a hometown welcome.

Origin of hometown

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; home + town
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Contemporary Examples of hometown

Historical Examples of hometown

  • The trails and by-paths were as familiar to him as the streets of his hometown are to a boy of to-day.

  • Amos Shoopegg is a type of a large class of the native element of Hometown.

    Pastoral Days

    William Hamilton Gibson

  • The old homestead is situated in the heart of Hometown, fronting on the main street.

    Pastoral Days

    William Hamilton Gibson

  • Hometown, owing to some early local faction, is divided into two sections, forming two distinct towns.

    Pastoral Days

    William Hamilton Gibson

  • But my other waitresses wanted to get back to their hometown, and they left early—before we did.

Word Origin and History for hometown

1879, from home (n.) + town.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper