Share this entry

Share this page

homie

Syllabification: hom·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈhōmē
 
/
(also homey)

Definition of homie in English:

noun (plural homies)

informal , chiefly US
An acquaintance from one’s town or neighborhood, or a member of one’s peer group or gang.
Example sentences
  • When I walk down the street it's a must that I watch my back and look out for my homies and friends.
  • I miss all of the homies that are gone, but my main concern is for those that are still living.
  • It is just as dangerous for my personal safety to have the local homies unemployed and bouncing in and out of the court system as it is to have some kid in a madrassa planning to bring America to it's knees.

Origin

1920s: from home + -ie; compare with homeboy.

Definition of homie in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…