hometown

noun, often attributive home·town \ ˈhōm-ˈtau̇n \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

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

  1. She returned to her hometown to stay after college.

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First Known Use of hometown

1851

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HOMETOWN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hometown for English Language Learners

  • : the city or town where you were born or grew up


HOMETOWN Defined for Kids

hometown

noun home·town \ ˈhōm-ˈtau̇n \

Definition of hometown for Students

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


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