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The town or city of one's birth, rearing, or main residence.
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the town or city in which one was born or lives or has one's principal residence.
[1910–15, Amer.]
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Noun1.hometown - the town (or city) where you grew up or where you have your principal residence; "he never went back to his hometown again"
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
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