homesick

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

Definition of homesick

: longing for home and family while absent from them

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 The British actress did speak candidly about being homesick, though. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 14 May 2022 Mike Ehrmantraut eventually caught up with the homesick German, but not before Lalo managed to get Ziegler on the phone and listened to him cough up some intriguing details that Lalo couldn’t yet make sense of. Andy Meek, BGR, 9 May 2022 Grabbing a bite in Mesa, where this Polynesian couple sells plate lunches and snacks for the homesick Pacific Islander. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 8 May 2022 Others are homesick, ready to return to their roots, years after careers took them away from family and familiarity. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 19 Apr. 2022 The shelves at Euro Foods Bakery and Cafe are filled with hard-to-acquire delicacies for homesick Eastern Europeans. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2022 According to head coach Greg Gard, Mors has been homesick and wants to be closer to his family in South Dakota. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Mar. 2022 Rather than squashing their interactions down to barbed back-and-forths, Roxy cut them wide open, told him about being homesick for her grandma’s mac and cheese, and gave him hugs that lasted longer than they’re supposed to. Annie Lord, Vogue, 7 Mar. 2022 The 855 women who made up the battalion had to sort through 17 million pieces of mail, a six-month backlog of letters and parcels, destined for homesick American troops soldiers on the frontline awaiting word from back home. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of homesick

1748, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jun 2022

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“Homesick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homesick. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for homesick

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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