or hom·y


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

First recorded in 1850–55; home + -y1

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

Can be confusedhomely homey

Synonym study

See homely.



adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

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Examples from the Web for homier

  • "It's the homiest spot I ever saw—it's homier than home," avowed Philippa Gordon, looking about her with delighted eyes.

    Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • So in a little while their house extended visibly, took on a homier aspect.

    The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The woman in the doorway looked like Mom in the homier political cartoons.

    Dream Town|Henry Slesar
  • The red barns were bigger and "homier" than those of the day before, and the little stone farmhouses most inviting.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America|C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson

British Dictionary definitions for homier


adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy


NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun


esp US homey

adjective homier or homiest

like a home, esp in comfort or informality; cosy
Derived Formshominess or esp US homeyness, noun

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Word Origin and History for homier
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