hom·​ey | \ ˈhō-mē How to pronounce homey (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
homier; homiest

Definition of homey

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : homelike a homey atmosphere also : evocative of home a homey meal
2 : homely sense 3 homey anecdotes


\ ˈhō-mē How to pronounce homey (audio) \
variants: or homie
plural homeys or homies

Definition of homey (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from homey


homeyness or hominess noun

Examples of homey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Starting with this one, consomé de pollo, a homey Mexican chicken soup from Enrique Olvera, chef of Pujol in Mexico City. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Apr. 2020 These authentic gestures felt very homey, warm and real. Jane Hanson, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021 Even for those of us who adhere to a sense of normalcy by getting dressed up, chances are, feeling homey in your outfits is giving you a literal sense of comfort—and that’s where Verishop’s Early Summer Sale comes in. Glamour, 13 May 2020 But the house had high ceilings and large windows, and the client preferred a light-gray color palette — not necessarily an ideal recipe for what might be homey. New York Times, 7 Feb. 2020 As in many lobbies, there’s homey decor touches in rooms, too. Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2020 Some of the appliances and fixtures on view didn’t seem especially homey to me. Benjamin Lima, Dallas News, 29 Apr. 2020 Joining Jackie on this mission is Walter, the soldier at the heart of season 1, who was last seen living a homey, small-town life. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, 8 Apr. 2020 White's Golden Rule Cafe has a homey, no-frills interior with brown booth seats and a diner-style counter table in front of the kitchen. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 6 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Throughout the home, gorgeous Moroccan touches welcome guests with carved doors and intricate tile work as well as large fireplaces that make the villa feel both homey and like a piece of art. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2022 This place feels homey, inviting and laid-back — exactly the vibe the co-founders of Juice @ 1340 want. Chasity Cooper, Chicago Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 Steps from the Louis Pasteur monument, Au Petit Jurassien serves local fare in a homey setting. Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2022 Check out the homey Lococo House (from $195) in historic Saint Charles and the Yates House (from $229), a reproduction of an 1800s-style roadside inn in charming Rocheport. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 29 Mar. 2019 Other homey touches include the macramé wall hanging made by friend and fellow blogger Sara Banner, and a wood bead garland and block-print pillow, both of which Erin made. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Oct. 2021 Since opening its first clubhouse on Greek Street in 1995, the trendy-yet-homey interiors of Soho House became almost as envy-worthy as the membership itself. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 19 Nov. 2021 Bring the pot to the table for a homey, welcoming presentation, that invites people to gather 'round and serve themselves. Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2021 The upstairs has couches and chairs in more of a homey setting. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 1 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of homey


1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homey


by shortening & alteration

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“Homey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homey. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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hom·​ey | \ ˈhō-mē How to pronounce homey (audio) \
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