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[doun-hohm] /ˈdaʊnˈhoʊm/
of, relating to, or exhibiting the simple, familiar, or folksy qualities associated with one's family or with rural areas, especially of the southern U.S.:
down-home cooking; down-home hospitality.
Origin of down-home
1820-30, Americanism Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for down home


(slang, mainly US) of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated
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down home

adjective phrase

Simple; homey: a down-home meal of roast chicken, potatoes, and peas

adverb phrase

  1. In the southern US; in Dixie
  2. In a Southern regional or ethnic manner: funkier than blues and playing about as down home as you can get


: He was getting away from all that old down-home stuff

noun phrase

: old buddy from down home (1848+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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