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[hohm-toun] /ˈhoʊmˈtaʊn/
the town or city in which a person lives or was born, or from which a person comes.
of or relating to a hometown:
a hometown welcome.
Origin of hometown
1910-15, Americanism; home + town Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hometown
  • Keep in touch with your friends from graduate school or your hometown buddies.
  • For me, it was a time to see the world away from my hometown and parents' influence.
  • He continued to return regularly to his hometown, however.
  • He certainly believes that his hometown should preserve fewer old buildings.
  • Three of my favorite things in one place: small aircraft, good beer, and the hometown vibe.
  • Public urination is a big problem in my hometown: hordes of drunken tourists, all filled up with nowhere to go.
  • It's also an apt description of the tech sector in his hometown.
  • He starts rattling off names and functions of the equipment in the manner of someone describing his hometown neighborhood.
  • The path to preserve and revitalize the weaving traditions of her hometown has been slow.
  • They are now back in their hometown and want to share their experiences with everyone.
Word Origin and History for hometown

1879, from home (n.) + town.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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