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hom·ey 1

also hom·y  (hō′mē)
adj. hom·i·er, hom·i·est Informal
Having a feeling of home; comfortable; cozy.

hom′ey·ness n.

hom·ey 2

n. Slang
Variant of homie.


adj, homier or homiest
a variant spelling (esp US) of homy
informal NZ a British person
ˈhomeyness n


or hom•y

(ˈhoʊ mi)

adj. hom•i•er, hom•i•est.
comfortably informal; cozy: a homey inn.
[1850–55; home + -y1]
hom′ey•ness, hom′i•ness, n.


(ˈhoʊ mi)
n., pl. -eys.
Slang. homeboy.
[by shortening]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.homey - having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable; "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"
comfortable, comfy - providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?"


adjective (Chiefly U.S.) homely, comfortable, welcoming, domestic, friendly, familiar, cosy, comfy (informal), homespun, downhome (slang, chiefly U.S.), homelike a large, homey dining-room


[ˈhəʊmɪ] ADJ (homier (compar) (homiest (superl))) (US) → íntimo, cómodo


[ˈhəʊmi] (mainly US) adj (= cosy) [room, atmosphere, place] → simple et accueillant(e)


adj (+er) (US inf) → gemütlich; atmosphere alsoheimelig, behaglich
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