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hometown

[hohm-toun] /ˈhoʊmˈtaʊn/
noun
1.
the town or city in which a person lives or was born, or from which a person comes.
adjective
2.
of or relating to a hometown:
a hometown welcome.
Origin of hometown
1910-1915
1910-15, Americanism; home + town
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  • Amos Shoopegg is a type of a large class of the native element of hometown.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • The trails and by-paths were as familiar to him as the streets of his hometown are to a boy of to-day.

  • The old homestead is situated in the heart of hometown, fronting on the main street.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
  • This sounds like another beer cheese, but it's only a mild Cheddar named after its hometown in Dorsetshire.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • hometown, owing to some early local faction, is divided into two sections, forming two distinct towns.

    Pastoral Days William Hamilton Gibson
Word Origin and History for hometown
n.

1879, from home (n.) + town.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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