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homesick

[hohm-sik] /ˈhoʊmˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
sad or depressed from a longing for home or family while away from them for a long time.
Origin of homesick
1790-1800
1790-1800; home + sick1
Related forms
homesickness, noun
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  • I don't know where or what this Santa Lucia thing is, but she most made me homesick to go back there.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • If I hadn't been just going I'd have been too homesick for words.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • Did Tode feel dreary and homesick, lost in the whizzing strangeness, sorry he had come?

    Three People Pansy
  • And now I'm going to bed—well, not homesick, you know, but just 'longing a lil bit for all.'

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • That evening Faith found her friend both discouraged and homesick.

    Rilla of the Lighthouse Grace May North
  • And he had been homesick, or fancied himself in that condition.

    The Portygee Joseph Crosby Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for homesick

homesick

/ˈhəʊmˌsɪk/
adjective
1.
depressed or melancholy at being away from home and family
Derived Forms
homesickness, noun
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Word Origin and History for homesick
adj.

1798, back-formation from homesickness.

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