homebody

noun
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Scorpio is a natural homebody, but nine months in isolation is a lot, even for you. Jena Friedman, The New Yorker, "Your Monthly Horoscope," 14 Dec. 2020 For the homebody at heart, consider a luxurious pair of sherpa booties, which are perfect for those with no plans to leave the house at all. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Slip Into the Holiday Season With 16 Pairs of Warm and Fuzzy Slippers," 14 Dec. 2020 For the homebody Here’s the thing: Anyone might be hesitant to drop big bucks for an impossibly cozy luxury blanket for themselves, but anyone would also be thrilled to receive this as a gift. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "43 gifts every woman in your life would love to receive," 17 Nov. 2020 Off-screen, Keays-Byrne was a homebody, for whom a lovely day involved painting, writing poems or tooling around in his garden. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Immortan Joe from 'Fury Road' dies: Hugh Keays-Byrne, 73, played villains in two 'Mad Max' movies," 3 Dec. 2020 The Flight Attendant, when the actress is an utter homebody. Hunter Harris, Town & Country, "Rosie Perez Is Tired of Hearing "New York Is Over"," 23 Nov. 2020 The goal is to find a homebody buck that’s clinging to the easy life of September—but also apt to be amped up by the year’s first real cold front. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, "How to Plan the Perfect October Deer Hunt," 1 Oct. 2020 Marki Stewart, 39, a lawyer in Phoenix, said there was no question when her 8-year-old daughter transformed from a child that eagerly headed for Ninja exercise classes and the toy aisle at Target to a homebody in the extreme. Alex Williams New York Times, Star Tribune, "Help! My kids don't want to go outside," 18 Oct. 2020 Marki Stewart, 39, a lawyer in Phoenix, said there was no question when her eight-year-old daughter transformed from a child that eagerly headed for Ninja exercise classes and the toy aisle at Target to a homebody in the extreme. Alex Williams, New York Times, "The comforts of being home vs. the scary outdoors," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of homebody

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Homebody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homebody. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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homebody

noun

English Language Learners Definition of homebody

informal : a person who likes to stay home

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