home·body | \ˈhōm-ˌbä-dē \

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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Regardless, the timing couldn’t be better, for both homebodies and those worn down by the heat at Pride’s overwhelmingly outdoor events. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "5 Ways to Celebrate Pride Away From the Mainstream," 21 June 2018 Schwartzberg was seen as more of a homebody while Buckley wanted to be more social. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "Married at First Sight's Jaclyn Schwartzberg and Ryan Buckley Split After 10 Months of Marriage," 27 June 2018 Indeed, these homebody detectives just suffered another setback. NBC News, "Here's the scientific explanation for that 'alien spaceship' on Mars," 23 June 2018 Since 2015 the globetrotters’ profits have increased by 12%, compared with 30% for the homebodies. The Economist, "Canaries in the coal mine," 14 June 2018 Travel patterns With more free time in retirement, one spouse might prefer to be frequently on the go, while the other is more of a homebody. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "Separate Finances Can Be a Lot Trickier for Couples in Retirement," 10 June 2018 Trump is a homebody president, preferring to sleep in the White House — or at one of his signature properties — than in hotels, so is generally reluctant to take long journeys. Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, "Trump complains about traveling to Canada ahead of Singapore summit with Kim," 7 June 2018 But Postmates—the refuge of homebodies, impulse shoppers, and the lazy, hungry masses—understands the real you: your moods, your flings, your celebrations, and your munchies. Lauren Murrow, WIRED, "Thanks to Binges and Benders, Postmates Knows the True You," 23 May 2018 Markle, who wrote of her homebody tendencies on her lifestyle Web site, now reportedly maintains a low-key day-to-day existence with Harry. Josh Duboff, Vanities, "Meghan Markle Is Going Royal—Can Her Friends Come, Too?," 24 Apr. 2018

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1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of homebody

: a person who likes to stay home

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