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.

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.

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Examples from the Web for homeyness

  • Her smiling brown face gave him at once a sense of homeyness.

    Contrary Mary|Temple Bailey
  • Whether the pie or the doughnuts or the homeyness of the place first attracted him no one knows.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army|Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill


British Dictionary definitions for homeyness

homey

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy

noun

NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun

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Word Origin and History for homeyness

homey

adj.

"home-like," by 1898, from home + -y (2).

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