Homie vs. Homey - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Homie

    Homie (from "homeboy") is an English language slang term found in American urban culture, whose origins etymologists generally trace to Mexican-American Spanglish from the late 19th century, with the word "homeboy" meaning a male friend from back home. The words originated from the late 1930s/early 1940s and continuing up to the present. As slang terms, the words have come to have variations in meaning, depending on local subcultures in a region, without the stability provided for dictionary-defined words. The term has also been traced to military slang.

  • Homey

    Homie (from "homeboy") is an English language slang term found in American urban culture, whose origins etymologists generally trace to Mexican-American Spanglish from the late 19th century, with the word "homeboy" meaning a male friend from back home. The words originated from the late 1930s/early 1940s and continuing up to the present. As slang terms, the words have come to have variations in meaning, depending on local subcultures in a region, without the stability provided for dictionary-defined words. The term has also been traced to military slang.

Wiktionary

  • Homie (noun)

    Someone, particularly a friend or male acquaintance, from one's hometown.

  • Homie (noun)

    A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.

    "Hey there, Francis, my homie!"

    "Yo, homie!"

  • Homie (noun)

    An inner-city youth.

  • Homie (noun)

    alternative spelling of omi||man

  • Homey (adjective)

    Befitting a home; cozy, intimate.

    "Susan added some homey touches to her office."

Oxford Dictionary

  • Homie (noun)

    an acquaintance from one's town or neighbourhood, or a member of one's peer group or gang.

  • Homey (adjective)

    (of a place or surroundings) comfortable and cosy

    "a homey atmosphere"

  • Homey (adjective)

    unsophisticated; unpretentious

    "an idealized vision of traditional peasant life as simple and homey"

  • Homey (noun)

    variant spelling of homie

Webster Dictionary

  • Homey

    having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable; as, the homey everyday atmosphere; a restaurant with a homey atmosphere.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Homey (adjective)

    having a feeling of home; cozy and comfortable;

    "the homely everyday atmosphere"

    "a homey little inn"

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