homey

1

or hom·y

[hoh-mee]

adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike: a homey little inn.

Nearby words

  1. homeward,
  2. homeware,
  3. homewood,
  4. homework,
  5. homeworker,
  6. homicidal,
  7. homicide,
  8. homicide bomber,
  9. homie,
  10. homiletic

Origin of homey

1
First recorded in 1850–55; home + -y1

Related formshom·ey·ness, hom·i·ness, noun

Can be confusedhomely homey

Synonym study

See homely.

homey

2
[hoh-mee]

noun, plural hom·eys, hom·ies. Slang.

homie

or hom·ey

[hoh-mee]

noun Slang.

Origin of homie

First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening and alteration

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British Dictionary definitions for homey

homey

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy

noun

NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun

homie

noun

slang, mainly US short for homeboy or homegirlSee homeboy
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Word Origin and History for homey
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