or hom·y


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.
  1. homey1.
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Examples from the Web for homier

Historical Examples of homier

  • The woman in the doorway looked like Mom in the homier political cartoons.

    Dream Town

    Henry Slesar

  • "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

  • 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

  • So in a little while their house extended visibly, took on a homier aspect.

    The Hidden Places

    Bertrand W. Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for homier


adjective homier or homiest
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of homy
  1. NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun


esp US homey

adjective homier or homiest
  1. 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



"home-like," 1856, from home + -y (2). Related: Hominess.



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

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