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homeboy

[hohm-boi] /ˈhoʊmˌbɔɪ/
noun, Slang.
1.
a person from the same locality as oneself.
2.
a close friend or fellow gang member.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism;home + boy
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British Dictionary definitions for home-boy

homeboy

/ˈhəʊmˌbɔɪ/
noun (slang, mainly US)
1.
a close friend
2.
a person from one's home town or neighbourhood
Derived Forms
homegirl, noun:feminine
Word Origin
C20: US rap-music usage
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Word Origin and History for home-boy

homeboy

n.

"person from one's hometown," 1940s, American English, black slang, also originally with overtones of "simpleton." With many variants (cf. homebuddy, homeslice, both 1980s, with meaning shading toward "good friend"). The word had been used by Ruskin (1886) with the sense "stay-at-home male," and it was Canadian slang for "boy brought up in an orphanage or other institution" (1913).

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