homey

adjective
hom·ey | \ ˈhō-mē \
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

homey

noun
\ ˈhō-mē \
variants: or homie
plural homeys or homies

Definition of homey (Entry 2 of 2)

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Other words from homey

Adjective

homeyness or hominess noun

Examples of homey in a Sentence

Noun

the fatal shooting of a fellow homey was just the wake-up call he needed to get out of the drug trade

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The inside is homey except for the schedule on the kitchen door, which sets out the hours to eat and clean. Lilia Blaise, New York Times, "‘I Can Finally Dream’: Tunisia Expands Protection for Battered Women," 12 May 2018 Our second pick, Craigie on Main is a bit more casual, but only in its homey setting. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to See the Next Big Musicals Before They Hit Broadway," 14 June 2018 Hot time: The vibe stays pretty homey and mellow even during weekend peaks. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, "Your guide to the best bars to hit on Pride weekend," 14 June 2018 Only the shell of that hotel, which opened in 1996, remains after a top-to-bottom makeover that includes a new lobby, new bars and restaurants and guest rooms with a homey feel. Jay Jones, latimes.com, "So long Monte Carlo. Vegas' new Park MGM to make its debut Wednesday," 8 May 2018 Try some in the homey tasting room that the owners built themselves out of wood salvaged from barns, factories and other old haunts in southern Illinois and southeast Missouri. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Bicentennial bucket list: 20 essential Illinois drinks," 29 June 2018 Inside dark wood tables and warm wall paint give a comforting, homey feeling. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "Zaytoon's Bistro Serves Up Fresh, Authentic Lebanese Dishes," 26 June 2018 Nature supplied most subjects — butterflies, sunsets, ocean vistas — but homey images sometimes appeared. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cindy Marten's fortune: leading San Diego Unified forward while suffering personal setbacks," 24 June 2018 Irma's Kitchen is a homey diner in Argyle that serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in and around Darlington," 24 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Her homeys were the hippest, from Leonard Cohen to open-shirted philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and impenetrable novelist Nathalie Sarraute. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "How Sonia Rykiel’s Artistic Director is Earning Her Stripes," 19 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of homey

Adjective

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homey

Noun

by shortening & alteration

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homey

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of homey

: comfortable or familiar like home

homey

adjective
hom·ey | \ ˈhō-mē \
homier; homiest

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