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 Odds are, someone on your holiday gift list is an even bigger homebody than you. Glamour, "30 Cozy Gifts for Your Favorite Homebody," 14 Nov. 2019 Karla’s older sister, Angélica Estevez, said the 16-year-old was a homebody who liked to study and didn’t have a boyfriend. Washington Post, "Caravan memorializes females murdered in grim Mexican suburb," 7 Oct. 2019 The shy homebody had a 1 p.m. appointment at a medical clinic about a mile away. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "“It’s like she vanished into thin air”: Search continues for missing Homer woman," 28 Oct. 2019 Karla’s older sister, Angélica Estevez, said the 16-year-old was a homebody who liked to study and didn’t have a boyfriend. Amy Guthrie, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Caravan memorializes females murdered in grim Mexican suburb," 6 Oct. 2019 Fred loved spending time at his summer cottage in New Hampshire but was definitely a homebody. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Jury orders Philip Morris USA to pay $21 million to family of Lynn man who died of lung cancer," 15 Aug. 2019 Then offer to dog- or cat-sit for them — that’ll keep neighbors sweet about your homebody ways. Robin Abrahams, BostonGlobe.com, "Advice: My friends snicker about my green travel," 26 July 2019 Mostly a homebody, the younger Callery often played basketball at a nearby park with his brothers and enjoyed sports and funny movies, especially with Will Ferrell and Ice Cube, his family said. John Woodrow Cox, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland teen gunned down at home six days before heading to Bowie State: ‘This was a martyr’s death’," 19 Aug. 2019 Cancer, the sign of the Crab, is associated with emotion, guardedness, and being a homebody, while Mercury is the planet of communication. Erika W. Smith, refinery29.com, "Mercury In Cancer Is Going To Be Intense," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of homebody

1821, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2019

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“Homebody.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homebody. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of homebody

informal : a person who likes to stay home

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