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.
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down-home

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



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

down-home

[ˌdaʊnˈhəʊm] ADJ (US) (= from the South) → del sur; (= narrow-minded) → cerrado de miras
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References in periodicals archive ?
THE SOUTHERN VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK: 100 DOWN-HOME RECIPES FOR THE MODERN TABLE is for any who want to use vegetarian dishes as either a mainstay or a side dish accompanying meat, and comes from self-trained home cooks who seek new ways of cutting back on meat consumption.
Maybe it's because it's harvest season, and there are all of these down-home festivals going on around the area, but it seems like it's a good time of year for a blast of good, old-fashioned Americana.
YOU BE SWEET: SHARING YOUR HEART ONE DOWN-HOME DESSERT AT A TIME follows the authors as they explore the South's sweets cooking and best confections, and is a pick for any collection strong in either Southern cookery or dessert cookery.
The album's folksy down-home comfort really smacks of the American outdoors.
THE rootsy girl band led by Salt songstress Allison Russell and Be Good Tanyas founder Trish Klein return with an unplugged album that injects a down-home southern blues vibe into their alt.country Americana.
Everybody has a motive for murder in Crosby's lively first mystery novel, which boasts a memorable and quirky cast of characters, more than a little down-home humor, plenty of suspense, a dash of romance, and a great deal of interesting history and information about the American wine-making industry.
From Peach Pudding Coffee Cakes to Velvety Almond Cream Soup and much more, these sumptuous delicacies are sure to please one's palate with their down-home style.
In its prime, the Opry was a two-hour, three-ring radio circus of homespun humor, commercials for down-home products such as Martha White Self-Rising Flour, and down-home music, which was always in the center ring.
Hatcher a.k.a, the Country Chef has put together a collection of trouble-free, down-home recipes, which he says, "will wake up your taste buds."
But the heart of the album is found in the songs that overtly express Shaver's hard-won, down-home mysticism.
3 For an authentic down-home experience, Daniels recommends Miss Tootsie's Soul Food (1314 South St.