homeboy

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noun home·boy \ˈhōm-ˌbȯi\

Definition of homeboy

  1. 1 slang :  a boy or man from one's neighborhood, hometown, or region; broadly :  a male friend

  2. 2 slang :  a fellow member of a youth gang

  3. 3 slang :  an inner-city youth

Examples of homeboy in a Sentence

  1. He dedicated his win to his homeboys back home.

  2. He was hanging out with his homeboys.

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First Known Use of homeboy

1847


HOMEBOY Defined for English Language Learners

homeboy

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noun

Definition of homeboy for English Language Learners

  • : a boy or man from your own neighborhood or hometown

  • : a member of your gang

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