homebird


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homebird

(ˈhəʊmˌbɜːd)
n
a person who is reluctant to leave their hometown or their childhood home, or who returns after a period of living away
[C20: (for sense 1) perhaps influenced by homing pigeon]
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Meddai: "Do'n i erioed wedi meddwl fy mod i'n homebird - fues i'n byw yng Nghaerdydd ddwywaith, ond 'odd 'na dynfa am adre' bob tro.
Meddai, "Do'n i erioed wedi meddwl fy mod i'n homebird - fues i'n byw yng Nghaerdydd ddwywaith, ond 'odd 'na dynfa am adre' bob tro.
Sam is a normal teenager but a bit of a homebird so when he left for university it was a massive wrench," 49-year-old Anne said.
The flipside of French rugby's homebird tendencies is that requiring them to make a journey across the channel, especially when combined with the presence of an English-speaking referee, often reduces them to a state of total indifference.
The Guinean international admits he hasn't yet taken the opportunity to explore his new surroundings as he's happy being a homebird.
Despite visiting other areas thanks to her career - including a starring role one Great British Bake O - Mary admits she's actually a bit of a homebird.
Her last tour, Homebird, was seen by over 200,000 people, and she is the highest-selling female comedian in the DVD market.
Martin was a homebird, always building things, and he worked really hard to look after us.
SHE has just been signed to two top modelling agencies in London - but Holly Carpenter is too much of a homebird to stay away for long.