Definition of homey in English:

homey

Syllabification: hom·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈhōmē
 
/
(also homy)

adjective (homier, homiest)

chiefly North American
  • 1(Of a place or surroundings) pleasantly comfortable and cozy.
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    • Dr. Rogers has decided that it would be better for her to be in a comfortable, homey environment.
    • But it was a very homey place, a very comfortable place.
    • If, on the other hand, your store is a homey place where people tend to linger and chat, you'll want to hire someone who fits into this atmosphere.
    Synonyms
    cozy, homelike, homely, comfortable, snug, welcoming, informal, relaxed, intimate, warm, pleasant, cheerful, friendly, congenial, hospitable
    informal comfy
  • 1.1Unsophisticated; unpretentious: an idealized vision of traditional peasant life as simple and homey
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    • Gone is the original homey Winnipeg setting, now upscaled to downtown Toronto.
    • The desserts were homey and filling - the baked banana with chocolate sauce is the ultimate for those people who love that combination.
    • He is a difficult person to read: one is never certain whether his deadpan style and homey phrases reveal a fool or a powerful conviction politician.
    Synonyms
    unsophisticated, homely, unrefined, unpretentious, plain, simple, modest, domestic; everyday, ordinary

noun (plural homeys)

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Derivatives

homeyness

(also hominess) noun
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  • A wooden fence around the ambassadorial residence gives it privacy and a suburban hominess.
  • Here, you will find a refreshingly straightforward presentation of cuisine from a far-away culture that has all the homeyness of comfort food with a hint of the adventurously exotic.
  • ‘We want people to remember the hominess and coziness, the family feeling of good cheer,’ Aimee says.

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