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stay-at-home

[ stey-uht-hohm ]
/ ˈsteɪ ətˌhoʊm /
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adjective
not inclined to travel or seek diversions or pastimes outside one's residence, area, or country.
of or relating to time spent at home: a stay-at-home evening.
noun
a person who stays at home a good deal; a person not inclined to travel; homebody.
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Origin of stay-at-home

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for stay-at-home

stay-at-home

adjective
(of a person) enjoying a quiet, settled, and unadventurous use of leisure
noun
a stay-at-home person
a person who does not bother to vote in a political election
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