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.

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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 But this doesn’t need to be taken literally — in fact, not all Cancers are homebodies. Allure, "How the Sun's Position In Your Birth Chart Affects Your Zodiac Sign," 14 Aug. 2018 There’s a booming economy of merchandise dedicated to proud homebodies. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Getting a good night’s sleep is a luxury — and can come at a high price.," 9 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of homebody

1821, in the meaning defined above

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homebody

noun

English Language Learners Definition of homebody

informal : a person who likes to stay home

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