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comfortably informal; cozy; homelike; warm and friendly: a homey cottage
Not to be confused with:
homely – plain; unattractive: a homely mongrel; lacking refinement: a homely country boy
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hom·ey 1also hom·y (hō′mē)
adj. hom·i·er, hom·i·est Informal
Having a feeling of home; comfortable; cozy.
Variant of homie.
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adj, homier or homiest
a variant spelling (esp US) of homy
informal NZ a British person
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or hom•y(ˈhoʊ mi)
adj. hom•i•er, hom•i•est.
comfortably informal; cozy: a homey inn.
hom′ey•ness, hom′i•ness, n.
n., pl. -eys.
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|Adj.||1.||homey - having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable; "the homely everyday atmosphere"; "a homey little inn"|
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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
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