[ hohm-toun ]
/ ˈhoʊmˈtaʊn /


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.

Nearby words

  1. homestead law,
  2. homesteader,
  3. homesteading,
  4. homestretch,
  5. homestyle,
  6. homeward,
  7. homeware,
  8. homewood,
  9. homework,
  10. homeworker

Origin of hometown

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

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Word Origin and History for hometown



1879, from home (n.) + town.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper