homecomer

homecoming

[hohm-kuhm-ing]
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:
1325–75; 1930–35 for def 2; Middle English homcomyng; replacing Middle English hamcume, Old English hāmcyme, equivalent to hām home + cyme arrival; see come, -ing1

homecomer, noun
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homecoming (ˈhəʊmˌkʌmɪŋ)
 
n
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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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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