homy [hoh-mee] Examples adjective, hom·i·er, hom·i·est.

  1. homey1.

homey 1or hom·y [hoh-mee] 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 homy Historical Examples of homy

  • She raised a fold of the gown and breathed in rapturously that homy perfume.

    The Pagan Madonna

    Harold MacGrath

  • I tell you, doctor, its as homy and comfortable as anything you ever saw.


    George Allan England

  • I’m going to ask you for just a mouthful more, it tastes so delicious and homy!

    The Sturdy Oak

    Samuel Merwin, et al.

  • Within the lodge was a homy fireplace, and a glossy elk’s-head which peered out above the mantel.

    Doom of the House of Duryea

    Earl Peirce

  • British Dictionary definitions for homy homy esp US homey adjective homier or homiest

    1. like a home, esp in comfort or informality; cosy

    Derived Formshominess or esp US homeyness, noun 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 homy adj.

    “home-like,” 1856, from home + -y (2). Related: Hominess.

    homey adj.

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

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