home·​style ˈhōm-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce homestyle (audio)
variants or home-style
: having qualities (such as simplicity, familiarity, and unpretentiousness) associated with or evocative of home and especially home-cooked food
homestyle food/cooking
A comfy diner where locals old and new gather for big breakfasts and homestyle lunches.Thomas Matthews
… [Paul] Bocuse approves of the renewed favor of homestyle traditional cooking: "We have perhaps become too inventive," he says of professional chefs …Janine King
… restaurants generally sold inexpensive, southern home-style cooking: Beef stew, dumplings, vegetables, macaroni and cheese, …Donna R. Gabaccia

Examples of homestyle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beast Naomi Pomeroy won a James Beard Award for her work at this salon-style restaurant, with its homestyle French cooking and communal tables. Mrussell, oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homestyle was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Homestyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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