The kitchen smelling of fresh-baked cookies is an example of homey.
adjectivehom·i·er, hom·i·est Informal
(plural homies or homeys)
- (African American Vernacular) Someone, particularly a male acquaintance, from one's hometown.
- (African American Vernacular) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.
- Hey there, Francis, my homey!
- "yo homeys!"
- (African American Vernacular) An inner-city youth.
Very informal slang associated with urban African-American Vernacular English. Spelling of the plural is uncertain, as most usage is spoken. In writing, the form homies is more common.
Earliest known reference is in the 1946 tune by Ella Mae Morse and Freddie Slack, "The House of Blue Lights," when Morse improvises a spoken-word intro. Possible shortened form of homeboy.
(comparative homier, superlative homiest)
home + -y
- While waiting areas are generally no-frills, you can create quite a homey environment in your salon by ensuring the waiting area is comfortable and relaxed.
- Italian kitchen design conjures up the image of a homey kitchen, with pots of food simmering on the stove, the aromas of that good food in the air, and plenty of room for gathering with family and friends over great meals.
- The Deluxe Rooms offer guests either a queen or two double beds, a private marble bathroom, an in-room safe, wireless Internet capabilities, and many other conveniences that make the hotel feel homey.
- French Country style emulates the rustic, homey charm of homes in the French countryside, and like these homes, French Country interior design takes its inspiration from the French countryside itself.
- Tea light lamps can even be used in your office - whether a home office or an office elsewhere - to bring a homey touch without taking up a lot of precious real estate on your desk.