home·​stay ˈhōm-ˌstā How to pronounce homestay (audio)
: a stay at a residence by a traveler and especially by a visiting foreign student who is hosted by a local family

Examples of homestay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The online homestay platform has just launched a new category titled Icons that will bring travelers extraordinary experiences steeped in music, film, television, sports, and more. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 Families can also hang their hats in a local homestay with a Bhutanese family and learn how to make traditional cuisine. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 In fact, over the past several years, various CBT homestays have installed everything from solar polars to showers (rather than the traditional banya, which consists of a wood stove and a steam bath). Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 The septuagenarian runs the homestay with his wife, daughter, and sons, and the extra income has brought the family hope and financial security. Durdana Bhat, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Dec. 2023 The center of the action is the village of Niseko, which has plenty of hotels, homestays, and resorts — but has gotten a touch easier to visit thanks to the 2022 opening of Club Med Kiroro. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 There are plenty of homestays, restaurants, and bars on the coasts, but the middle of the island is much quieter. Acacia Gabriel, Travel + Leisure, 26 Oct. 2023 Families stay in my homestay from Europe, South America, Brazilians, sometimes Australia. Michael Robinson Chavez, Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2023 Today, Nak offers luxury homestays, home dining, and cooking classes. Chris Cameron, Robb Report, 12 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homestay was in 1952

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“Homestay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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