homy

[ hoh-mee ]
/ ˈhoʊ mi /

adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

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Definition for homy (2 of 2)

homey1

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

synonym study for homey

See homely.

OTHER WORDS FROM homey

hom·ey·ness, hom·i·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH homey

homely homey
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Example sentences 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 (1 of 2)

homy

esp US homey

/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

like a home, esp in comfort or informality; cosy

Derived forms of homy

hominess or esp US homeyness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for homy (2 of 2)

homey
/ (ˈhəʊmɪ) /

adjective homier or homiest

a variant spelling (esp US) of homy

noun

NZ informal a British person

Derived forms of homey

homeyness, noun
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