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.

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There are days where players feel homesick, days when a player goes 0-for-5 and days when playing in 110-degree heat in the Arizona desert makes some question whether all the work is worthwhile. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Power-hitting teenager Marco Luciano gives San Francisco Giants a reason to dream," 27 June 2019 Snail mail: Floreana Island’s Post Office Bay dates backs to the 18th century, when homesick whalers improvised a method of communicating with their families—via a simple wooden barrel. National Geographic, "EXPLORE THE WORLD WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC," 7 June 2019 But soon Elisabeth Trump became homesick and wanted to come back to Germany. Katrin Bennhold, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump’s ancestral village abounds with his relatives. Few will admit it," 3 July 2018 Kansas City was a sleepy contrast with crackling Manila and the women, who were living in a converted floor of the hospital, were homesick. Lucette Lagnado, WSJ, "A Sisterhood of Nurses," 11 Aug. 2018 That includes both the highs (their wedding day, ultrasounds, sunny afternoons in Copenhagen) and the lows (a nasty belly rash, feeling homesick for Norway, an unexpected trip to the hospital). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "After Giving Birth to Triplets, This Woman Posted a Seriously Honest Postpartum Stomach Photo," 24 Oct. 2018 The restaurant chain is familiar in the United States, but some homesick immigrants insist the crispy chicken tastes better when made in Central America. Maria Sacchetti, Washington Post, "Going home after half a lifetime," 30 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of homesick

1748, in the meaning defined above

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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

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homesickness noun

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