[ hoh-mee ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi /

adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

Nearby words

  1. homozygous,
  2. homozygous by descent,
  3. homs,
  4. homuncular,
  5. homunculus,
  6. homyel',
  7. hon,
  8. hon.,
  9. hon. sec.,
  10. honan



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

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 homy

  • She raised a fold of the gown and breathed in rapturously that homy perfume.

    The Pagan Madonna|Harold MacGrath
  • Within the lodge was a homy fireplace, and a glossy elk's-head which peered out above the mantel.

  • I'm going to ask you for just a mouthful more, it tastes so delicious and homy!

    The Sturdy Oak|Samuel Merwin, et al.
  • I tell you, doctor, its as homy and comfortable as anything you ever saw.

    Cursed|George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for homy


esp US homey

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

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


/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy


NZ informal a British person
Derived Formshomeyness, noun

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Word Origin and History for homy
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