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 Feeling homesick during his rehab process, Robertson transferred to Georgia after the 2017 season and spent each of the last three years with the Bulldogs. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 7 Sep. 2021 Some of them were initially homesick, according to assistant coach Ollie Turner, who is one of the three dads inside the bubble as part of the coaching staff. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2021 Feeling homesick during his recovery process, the Savannah, Ga., native transferred to Georgia for the 2018 season to be closer to home. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2021 Feeling homesick during his recovery process, the Savannah, Ga., native transferred to Georgia for the 2018 season to be closer to home. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 13 Aug. 2021 Feeling homesick during his recovery process, the Savannah, Ga., native transferred to Georgia for the 2018 season to be closer to home. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 9 Aug. 2021 That includes a more inclusive welcome of teammate Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh), a homesick Nigerian. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 July 2021 Research has shown that children who have more experience with time away from home may feel less homesick. Jessica Grose, New York Times, 19 May 2021 Filipinos abroad, many made more homesick because of the pandemic, turned to the platform, says Dorado. John Kang, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of homesick

1748, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Homesick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homesick. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for homesick

homesick

adjective

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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