Homeboy meaning

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Homeboy is defined as a close male friend or someone from your hometown.

An example of homeboy is someone who grew up in the same neighborhood as you.

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A fellow male member of a youth gang.
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(colloquial) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.
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A close male friend.
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(colloquial) A person.
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A male friend or acquaintance from one's neighborhood or hometown.
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A fellow male gang member.
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A boy or man from the same town, neighborhood, etc. as oneself.
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(colloquial) Someone, particularly a male acquaintance, from one’s hometown.
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Origin of homeboy

  • 20th century United States Latino-American urban slang. Originated from travelers to metropolitan areas derived from American English as a blend of hometown and boy. However modern use is mostly by African-Americans and Latinos in the United States.

    From Wiktionary