homeboy


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home·boy

 (hōm′boi′)
n. Slang
1. A male friend or acquaintance from one's neighborhood or hometown.
2. A fellow male gang member.

homeboy

(ˈhəʊmˌbɔɪ)
n
1. a close friend
2. a person from one's home town or neighbourhood
[C20: US rap-music usage]
ˈhomeˌgirl fem n

home•boy

(ˈhoʊmˌbɔɪ)
n.
1. a person from the same locality as oneself.
2. Slang. a close friend or fellow gang member.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homeboy - a fellow male member of a youth gang
youth gang - a gang whose members are teenagers
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
2.homeboy - a male friend from your neighborhood or hometown
acquaintance, friend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
Translations

homeboy

[ˈhəʊmbɔɪ] N (US) → chico m del barrio

homeboy

[ˈhəʊmbɔɪ] (US) ngars m de la régionhome brew home-brew n (= beer) → bière f maison (= wine) → vin m maison (produit avec kit de vinification)home comforts nplconfort m du foyer
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Homeboy Industries not only offer former gang members employment but also address the problems that hold them back, including everything from addiction and mental health issues to illiteracy and tattoos.
Homeboy is the only horse he has saddled to date, making the frame twice already this month, and it appeared only a matter of time before he went better.
After finishing unplaced at the course on Wednesday, her first ride since undergoing an ankle operation in November, Turner cruised three lengths clear aboard Homeboy (7-4) in the Lingfield Selling Stakes.
Turner topped and tailed the card, taking the opening claimer comfortably on the Marcus Tregoning-trained Homeboy and landing the closing 1m4f handicap on Wom for Newmarket handler Neil King.
In the feature-length documentary Homeboy, Director Dino Dinco takes another perspective on the topic by examining the lives of gay Latino men who are ex-gang members and the transformation these men have undergone from membership within a gang.
According to CBS News, Obama singled out at a man in the audience, who was dressed as Lincoln, as 'my homeboy from Illinois' in Cedar Rapids.
Now, nearly 20 years later, after considerable prison time and having been stuck in a desperate cycle of gang violence and drugs, Frankie runs things for me at Homeboy Industries, the nation's largest gang rehab and reentry program.
Boyle has guided since founding the gang intervention program Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago.
Through her church she met Father Gregory Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, which started in the 1980s as a single bakery that employed at-risk youth and now includes tattoo removal, GED classes, and counselors for former gang members.
has worked with for the past 20 years at his Homeboy Industries ministry among gang members in Los Angeles, it is easy to forget that these young people probably strike fear in most Americans.
He founded Homeboy Industries, a ground-breaking initiative that has employed thousands of gang-related youth, providing job training and the opportunity for these young people to have what they want most: a life.