homey

adjective
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

homey

noun
\ ˈhō-mē How to pronounce homey (audio) \
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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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, "Verishop’s Early Summer Sale Will Instantly Upgrade Your WFH Wardrobe," 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, "Tired of Winter? Here’s How to Make Your Home a Haven," 7 Feb. 2020 As in many lobbies, there’s homey decor touches in rooms, too. Washington Post, "Hotel design trends: Lobbies and rooms with a point of view," 29 Jan. 2020 Some of the appliances and fixtures on view didn’t seem especially homey to me. Benjamin Lima, Dallas News, "Enjoy the Dallas Museum of Art’s exploration of home from the comfort of yours," 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, "Janelle Monáe searches for the truth in ominous Homecoming season 2 teaser," 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, "55 years of faith and fried chicken: How the family behind Phoenix soul food has endured," 6 Apr. 2020 Something that felt fun and homey, the rest of the team agreed. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "This LA taco spot is selling Emergency Taco Kits, complete with 4 toilet paper rolls and 30 eggs," 17 Mar. 2020 The community welcomes about two dozen participants at a time to keep an intimate, homey atmosphere and ensure the active involvement of all guests. NBC News, "Women's group in Sicily uses traditions of coffee and tea to brew unity amid migrant crisis," 5 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fresh flowers can instantly make a space feel more homey and relaxing. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "12 things that will make your home more relaxing," 6 Nov. 2020 Frank’s Falafel House has been open for business for the past decade, serving its homey Middle Eastern dishes to the nearby Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "14 places to order falafel in Greater Cleveland," 26 Aug. 2020 The design includes warm oak floors and textural wallcoverings that add a homey feel to this space intended for client presentations. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Final Reveals from the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge Offer So Much Interior Design Inspiration," 24 June 2020 The range of home goods highlights collaborations with British makers and artisans around the globe who have a similar homey sensibility, as well as classics like striped ticking bedding and enameled tableware. Eugenia Santiesteban Soto, Better Homes & Gardens, "4 British Home Design Brands You Can Shop on This Side of the Atlantic," 17 June 2020 And there’s one inside joke carefully tucked away: A car’s license plate, BHC2001, is a little shoutout to a fellow artist’s high school homeys, the Big Hippie Crew. Bruce Selcraig, ExpressNews.com, "Fire station mural paints tragedy of a dangerous San Antonio road," 26 Nov. 2019 One of Vin Diesel's jacked homeys wears two tank tops at the same time. Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "What I learned about cars watching all 8 Fast & Furious movies in 4 days," 2 Aug. 2019 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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The first known use of homey was in 1856

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“Homey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homey. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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homey

adjective
How to pronounce homey (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of homey

chiefly US : comfortable or familiar like home

homey

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

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