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 Aguilera calls herself a homebody, noting that most of her life has been lived on the road, touring. Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2022 Whether your mom's a homebody, techie, or beauty lover, a perfect gift is waiting for her somewhere on Amazon, which is why scoured every department to share the best Amazon Mother's Day gifts to buy in 2022. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 18 Apr. 2022 Now, Utah does have more transplants than much of the Midwest and Eastern regions — especially Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio, the top three homebody states. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Apr. 2022 Ellie last saw her mom in June 2019 at the family's home in Prairie Village, Kan., when Angela — described by family members as a homebody, prone to spells of anxiety and depression — kicked her only child out of the house during an argument. Johnny Dodd, PEOPLE.com, 31 Mar. 2022 Chloe admits that the presence of her boyfriend, who lived nearby, also created tension; Gemma was single and a homebody who preferred quiet nights in. Erin Donnelly, refinery29.com, 17 Feb. 2022 The series follows Kirill, a homebody historian who prefers stability to change or adventure, but who travels to a remote village to look for his lost girlfriend. Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 16 Feb. 2022 Think of it as a retreat for your feet, and there’s a handful of slipper personalities for the homebody at heart. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 17 Dec. 2021 Highlights include cult-favorite skin-care sets from the likes of Glossier and Sunday Riley, cute stationery, luxe wintery candles, and cozy gifts for the ultimate homebody. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of homebody

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homebody was in 1821

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7 May 2022

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“Homebody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homebody. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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