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homeboy

Syllabification: home·boy
Pronunciation: /ˈhōmˌboi
 
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Definition of homeboy in English:

noun

US & South African informal
1A young acquaintance from one’s own town or neighborhood, or from the same social background.
Example sentences
  • Well, he's a homeboy, a neighbor, from San Rafael.
  • I remember a conversation with a homeboy who lost a brother in the wars.
  • Imagine the greatest high school basketball player of all time, practically a homeboy, playing in front of customers he created in two years of quasi-professional basketball at the high school level.
1.1(Especially among urban black people) a member of a peer group or gang.
Example sentences
  • I first started talking with my homeboys about a ceasefire in the gang wars in 1989.
  • I guess to their fellow homeboys this is hilarious and considered de rigueur, but to the rest of the world they seem clownish.
  • He had been rumoured to have said that he missed his homeboys and the old times.

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