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[hohm-bod-ee] /ˈhoʊmˌbɒd i/
noun, plural homebodies.
a person who prefers pleasures and activities that center around the home; stay-at-home.
Origin of homebody
1815-25, Americanism; home + body Unabridged
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Examples from the web for homebody
  • And-that free and quintessentially homebody activity-they read.
  • Her homebody tendencies began trending toward the agoraphobic end of the spectrum.
  • Other times, one half of a married couple might have the travel bug but the other is a homebody.
  • Stick with familiar tasks, people and locations, and enjoy a homebody phase.
  • He is, as you may have guessed, a comfortable-as-an-old-shoe homebody.
  • The cowbird, because it lays its eggs in other birds' nest, may not seem to be a homebody.
British Dictionary definitions for homebody


noun (pl) -bodies
a person whose life and interests are centred on the home
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Word Origin and History for homebody

1821, from home (n.) + body.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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