homesick

adjective
home·sick | \ ˈhōm-ˌsik \

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.

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Annoyed by phonies and undeserving hipsters, Mike meanders through a Pacific Northwest inhabited by hardworking homesick immigrants, waitresses doing double shifts and Native American blackjack dealers with scars and rumpled uniforms. Helene Stapinski, New York Times, "Jungle Mold, Ornithology and Lawn Care: 3 New Novels Find Hilarity in Unexpected Places," 1 June 2018 By the end of June, Kajsa Fernström Nåtby was homesick. Mejs Hasan, WIRED, "The Ultimate Carbon-Saving Tip? Travel by Cargo Ship," 12 July 2018 With the San Francisco mayor’s office up for grabs in less than a month, Scott may feel more than homesick. Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle, "Last Word: S.F. police chief caught speeding south?," 8 May 2018 Writing in Los Angeles, away from his friends, family and then-fiancé, the singer was constantly feeling homesick, missing everyone and everything about Australia. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Ben Hazlewood Talks 'The Voice,' Fleetwood Mac & His New Video for 'Months and Miles'," 26 Apr. 2018 Holstead, who grew up in College Station, Texas, came up with the concept while homesick in Montana. Grace Wilson, NOLA.com, "Pedicures in porch swings? Check out 6 cool new shops around New Orleans," 5 Mar. 2018 Others have gone to college, only to leave after feeling homesick. Abe Streep, New York Times, "What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For," 4 Apr. 2018 Everyone assumed that Eleanor and (admittedly smokin’ hot) Raymond were having an affair, because heaven forbid a miserable, homesick girl enjoy a visit with her uncle. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Eleanor of Aquitaine," 4 Apr. 2018 Many see it as a betrayal of his core audience, who have come to count on his knotty R. & B. pop: Justin’s supposed to be love-stoned, not homesick. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Justin Timberlake’s Roots Run Deep," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of homesick

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homesick was in 1748

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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 \

Kids Definition of homesick

: longing for home and family

Other words from homesick

homesickness noun

homesick

adjective
home·sick | \ ˈhōm-ˌsik \

Medical Definition of homesick 

: longing for home and family while absent from them

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homesickness noun

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