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homecoming

[hohm-kuhm-ing] /ˈhoʊmˌkʌm ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a return to one's home; arrival at home.
2.
an annual event held by a college, university, or high school for visiting alumni.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; 1930-35 for def 2; Middle English homcomyng; replacing Middle English hamcume, Old English hāmcyme, equivalent to hām home + cyme arrival; see come, -ing1
Related forms
homecomer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for home coming

homecoming

/ˈhəʊmˌkʌmɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of coming home
2.
(US) an annual celebration held by a university, college, or school, for former students
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Word Origin and History for home coming
homecoming
c.1385 in literal sense of "a coming home;" 1935 in U.S. high school sense. Used earlier in Britain in ref. to the annual return of native to the Isle of Man.
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