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n. pl. home·bod·ies
One whose interests center on the home.


n, pl -bodies
a person whose life and interests are centred on the home


(ˈhoʊmˌbɒd i)

n., pl. -bod•ies.
a person who prefers staying at home.
[1815–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homebody - a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward


[ˈhəʊmbədɪ] N (homebodies (pl)) (US) → persona f hogareña, persona f casera
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Claus, we imagine a quiet, plumb, gray haired, congenial, North Pole homebody who finds complete fulfillment in baking cookies, petting reindeer and crafting toys alongside elves?
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But now I want him home for him, because Ciaran was a homebody.
I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things.
Occasionally I'll go out to a gig, but I'm a homebody really.
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Although a homebody at heart, Steve, as a teenager, thoroughly enjoyed family trips to Canada, Hawaii, England and France.
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Popular Indian thesp Sridevi returns to the screen after a 15-year hiatus with "English Vinglish," a sprightly star vehicle that finds her perfectly cast as an attractive yet old-fashioned homebody who elevates her sense of worth by becoming bilingual.
She's a homebody and won't eat anywhere except in her own stable, so she'll arrive at the last minute.