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homey1

[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/
adjective, homier, homiest.
1.
comfortably informal and inviting; cozy; homelike:
a homey little inn.
Also, homy.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; home + -y1
Related forms
homeyness, hominess, noun
Can be confused
homely, homey.
Synonym Study
See homely.

homy

[hoh-mee] /ˈhoʊ mi/
adjective, homier, homiest.
1.
homey1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for homiest

homey

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

homy

/ˈhəʊmɪ/
adjective homier, homiest
1.
like a home, esp in comfort or informality; cosy
Derived Forms
hominess, especially (US) homeyness, noun
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Word Origin and History for homiest

homy

adj.

"home-like," 1856, from home + -y (2). Related: Hominess.

homey

adj.

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

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