homey

1

or hom·y

[ hoh-mee ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi /

adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

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

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.

Definition for homey (2 of 3)

homey

2
[ hoh-mee ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi /

noun, plural hom·eys, hom·ies. Slang.

Definition for homey (3 of 3)

homie

or hom·ey

[ hoh-mee ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi /

noun Slang.

Origin of homie

First recorded in 1940–45; by shortening and alteration
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British Dictionary definitions for homey (1 of 2)

homey

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy

noun

NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for homey (2 of 2)

homie

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

noun

slang, mainly US short for homeboy or homegirlSee homeboy
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