homey

1

or hom·y

[hoh-mee]
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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.

homy

[hoh-mee]

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

homey

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy

noun

NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun

homy

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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