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hometown

[ hohm-toun ]
/ ˈhoʊmˈtaʊn /
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noun

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

adjective

of or relating to a hometown: a hometown welcome.

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Origin of hometown

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; home + town
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