homesick

adjective
home·​sick | \ ˈhōm-ˌsik How to pronounce homesick (audio) \

Definition of homesick

: longing for home and family while absent from them

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Other Words from homesick

homesickness noun

Examples of homesick in a Sentence

He was homesick when he went to college. She was homesick for her mother's cooking.
Recent Examples on the Web New dad Artem Chigvintsev is already feeling homesick while filming in Los Angeles for the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, "Artem Chigvintsev Is 'Already' Missing Nikki Bella and Son Matteo While Filming Dancing with the Stars," 12 Sep. 2020 Watching a Spielberg movie about a homesick alien while sitting in my Jeep Cherokee reminded me of that. Frank Pallotta For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "I spent $40 to watch 'E.T.' at a drive-in. It was the best money I spent all summer," 30 Aug. 2020 At this time last year, Beckham was homesick for New York and feeling out of place. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Browns’ Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham Jr.: ‘He’s really making this place home’," 16 Aug. 2020 How baker and refugee Youssef Akhtarini opened Aleppo Sweets for homesick Syrians in Providence, RI. Bon Appétit, "How to Pitch Bonappetit.com," 10 July 2020 But, something tells us the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aren’t quite homesick just yet thanks to their swanky new American digs. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Harry and Meghan Are Paying Back UK Taxpayers One $22,000 Check at a Time (Video)," 21 May 2020 Parents were allowed to visit the polio ward only on Sundays, a rule that my mother believed was meant to keep the children from getting too homesick, but that was more than likely in place to help contain a highly contagious disease. Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson, Washington Post, "My mother’s childhood bout with polio paralyzed more than her body. I’ve spent much of my life trying to understand that paralysis.," 4 May 2020 Holed up in snowbound western Massachusetts living off thin dining hall coffee and forties of malt liquor, the innocent-yet-ironic taste of the fluffernutter resonated with our homesick hearts. TheWeek, "The forgotten inventor of the fluffernutter sandwich," 2 May 2020 The group provides homesick fans of the Brazilian club an opportunity to sample a small taste of the famous atmosphere at the Maracana, the club's home ground, while living abroad. Matias Grez, CNN, "Flamengo fans find a taste of the Maracana 5,700 miles from home," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of homesick

1748, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Homesick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homesick. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for homesick

homesick

adjective
How to pronounce homesick (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of homesick

: sad because you are away from your family and home

homesick

adjective
home·​sick | \ ˈhōm-ˌsik How to pronounce homesick (audio) \

Kids Definition of homesick

: longing for home and family

Other Words from homesick

homesickness noun

homesick

adjective
home·​sick | \ ˈhōm-ˌsik How to pronounce homesick (audio) \

Medical Definition of homesick

: longing for home and family while absent from them

Other Words from homesick

homesickness noun

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