home·​body ˈhōm-ˌbä-dē How to pronounce homebody (audio)
: one whose life centers on home

Examples of homebody in a Sentence

He's a homebody who hates parties.
Recent Examples on the Web The dreamhouse might've been the perfect accessory for budding homebodies, but Barbie lovers with a penchant for adventure loved her Motorhouse. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 19 July 2023 An introverted homebody by nature, suddenly being forced into the world of travel sports with crowds, fluorescent lights, uncomfortable seating, and extreme temperature variability has not been an easy transition. Chaunie Brusie, Travel + Leisure, 30 Apr. 2023 The first virus has lifted but the second seems to have converted a huge slice of a once-loyal demo to the homebody comforts of digital streaming. Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023 In addition to her modeling engagements and extravagant fashion outings, Hadid has been playing the role of proud mom and content homebody. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Sep. 2021 And the man who was once out every night doing god knows what, much to Stassi’s chagrin, is now a homebody who drinks sparingly. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 31 May 2023 To search for an empty booth — or rather, a semblance of privacy in any public space — is like a reflex for homebodies that can’t quite remove themselves from what everyone else is up to. Erika Houle, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 Aaliyah was quite a homebody. Matthew Jacobs, Vulture, 27 Oct. 2021 And Junior became more of a homebody. BostonGlobe.com, 8 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homebody was in 1821

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“Homebody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homebody. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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home·​body ˈhōm-ˌbäd-ē How to pronounce homebody (audio)
: one whose life centers in the home

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