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 forms

hom·ey·ness, hom·i·ness, noun

Can be confused

homely homey

Synonym study

See homely.

Definition for homier (2 of 2)

homy

[ hoh-mee ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi /

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 (1 of 2)

homey

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy

noun

NZ informal a British person

Derived Forms

homeyness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for homier (2 of 2)

homy

esp US homey

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

like a home, esp in comfort or informality; cosy

Derived Forms

hominess or esp US homeyness, noun
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