home·​body | \ ˈhōm-ˌbä-dē How to pronounce homebody (audio) \

Definition of homebody

: one whose life centers on home

Examples of homebody in a Sentence

He's a homebody who hates parties.

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Mostly a homebody, the younger Callery often played basketball at a nearby park with his brothers and enjoyed sports and funny movies, especially with Will Ferrell and Ice Cube, his family said. John Woodrow Cox, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland teen gunned down at home six days before heading to Bowie State: ‘This was a martyr’s death’," 19 Aug. 2019 Cancer, the sign of the Crab, is associated with emotion, guardedness, and being a homebody, while Mercury is the planet of communication. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "Mercury In Cancer Is Going To Be Intense," 5 June 2019 For better or worse, some of us are extremely outgoing and some of us are homebodies who like to spend lots of time alone. Marianne Garvey, Good Housekeeping, "I Don't Want to Make "Mom Friends." Can I Just Stay Home Alone?," 17 Apr. 2019 Turns out spiders tend to be more homebodies than adventurers. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Do You Actually Swallow a Bunch of Spiders When You Sleep?," 8 Feb. 2019 Either way, on New Year’s Eve in particular, the homebody economy seems like a win-win for brands and millennials alike. E.j. Dickson, Vox, "How brands are capitalizing on your lack of plans.," 26 Dec. 2018 For frequent fliers and homebodies alike, the feeling of losing yourself in the culture and people of a new place is an extraordinary and deeply necessary thrill. Marley Marius, Vogue, "5 Solo Trips Inspired by Female Travelers in Film," 7 Aug. 2018 Meg, a homebody, opts for a traditional life of wife and mother. Charlotte Gordon, The Seattle Times, "The outsize influence of ‘Little Women’ endures, 150 years later," 24 Aug. 2018 Despite casual phone calls from pop stars and her seeming ubiquity at the world’s most glamorous events, Wyatt is, deep down, a homebody. Kate Donnelly, Town & Country, "At Home with Texas Philanthropist Lynn Wyatt," 19 Oct. 2018

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1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of homebody

informal : a person who likes to stay home

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