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homey1

or homy

[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/
adjective, homier, homiest.
1.
comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike:
a homey little inn.
Origin of homey1
1850-1855
1850-55; home + -y1
Related forms
homeyness, hominess, noun
Can be confused
homely, homey.
Synonym Study
See homely.
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  • Her smiling brown face gave him at once a sense of homeyness.

    Contrary Mary Temple Bailey
  • Whether the pie or the doughnuts or the homeyness of the place first attracted him no one knows.

    The War Romance of the Salvation Army Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill
British Dictionary definitions for homeyness

homey

/ˈhəʊmɪ/
adjective homier, homiest
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of homy
noun
2.
(NZ, informal) a British person
Derived Forms
homeyness, noun
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Word Origin and History for homeyness

homey

adj.

"home-like," by 1898, from home + -y (2).

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