hostly

adjective
host·​ly | \ ˈhōst-lē How to pronounce hostly (audio) \

Definition of hostly

: of or appropriate to a host

First Known Use of hostly

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hostly

host entry 3 + -ly entry 1

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“Hostly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hostly. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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