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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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 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

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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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