down-home


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down-home

(doun′hōm′)
adj.
Of, relating to, or reminiscent of a simple, wholesome, unpretentious lifestyle, especially that associated with the rural southern United States.

down-home

adj
slang chiefly US of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated

down′-home′



adj.
characterized by the simple, informal, earthy qualities associated with rural people or rural areas.
[1820–30, Amer.]
Translations

down-home

[ˌdaʊnˈhəʊm] ADJ (US) (= from the South) → del sur; (= narrow-minded) → cerrado de miras
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