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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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Examples from the Web for hominess
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  • Chintz slip covers changed them from blatant monstrosities to background blending items of hominess.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • The hominess of the country store is gone and is a loss; but the gain in other directions is impressive.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • Oh, the hominess of a new-laid Ingrain carpet, with lots of fresh straw under it!

    Ptomaine Street Carolyn Wells
  • The quality of "hominess" is greatly increased in an article of furniture by a frank look or "home-made" appearance.

  • It boasted no definite style of architecture, but had a hominess that few houses possess.

    Helen in the Editor's Chair Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • "He adds the very last touch to the hominess of everything," said Phyllis, generously handing the kitten over to Bab.

    The Wyndam Girls Marion Ames Taggart
British Dictionary definitions for hominess

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 hominess

homey

adj.

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

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