noun, often attributive
home·​town | \ ˈhōm-ˈtau̇n How to pronounce hometown (audio) \

Definition of hometown

: the city or town where one was born or grew up also : the place of one's principal residence

Examples of hometown in a Sentence

She returned to her hometown to stay after college.
Recent Examples on the Web Conklin, the suspect’s hometown, is roughly 200 miles southeast of Buffalo. Susanne Rust, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2022 Italy could clinch the crown for a second consecutive year if hometown heroes Mahmood and Blanco deliver. Rob Picheta, CNN, 14 May 2022 Chicago was not only his part-time residence, but also the hometown of his wife. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 Following his graduation that spring, Mr. Esocoff, now 36, moved back to Washington, his hometown, to work for his parents, Amy Weinstein and Philip Esocoff, who are both architects. New York Times, 13 May 2022 The Essex Serpent, about a widow who befriends a priest in her new hometown that has a mythical creature in its waters. Ew Staff, EW.com, 13 May 2022 This was a chance to spend time together and for Mark to show me his new hometown. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2022 The vetting process was completed in days and did not uncover the fatal shooting, which happened in Tony's hometown of Philadelphia. Terry Spencer, Sun Sentinel, 12 May 2022 Chukwuka Ekweani ran away from his small hometown in the north of Nigeria at age 19 to chase his music dreams in Lagos. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 11 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hometown

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hometown was in 1851

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17 May 2022

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“Hometown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hometown. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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home·​town | \ ˈhōm-ˈtau̇n How to pronounce hometown (audio) \

Kids Definition of hometown

: the city or town where a person was born or grew up


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