nounUS & South African informal
1An acquaintance from one’s own town or neighbourhood, or from the same social background.
- 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 one’s peer group or gang.
- 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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