homey 1or hom·y [hoh-mee] ExamplesWord Origin adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

  1. comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike: a homey little inn.

Origin of homey 1First recorded in 1850–55; home + -y1 Related formshom·ey·ness, hom·i·ness, nounCan be confusedhomely homeySynonym study See homely. Examples from the Web for homeyness Historical Examples of homeyness

  • Her smiling brown face gave him at once a sense of homeyness.

    Contrary Mary

    Temple Bailey

  • Whether the pie or the doughnuts or the homeyness of the place first attracted him no one knows.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army

    Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

  • British Dictionary definitions for homeyness homey adjective homier or homiest

    1. a variant spelling (esp US) of homy


    1. NZ informal a British person

    Derived Formshomeyness, noun Word Origin and History for homeyness homey adj.

    “home-like,” by 1898, from home + -y (2).

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