Definition of hometown in English:

hometown

noun

  • The town where one was born or grew up, or the town of one's present fixed residence.

    • ‘This period is, according to Chinese tradition, a time for family gatherings, when people should all head back to their hometowns for New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘But for children who choose to spend their holidays in their hometowns, fairs and carnivals can be good entertainment.’
    • ‘Few Americans think local news coverage fairly captures the essence of daily life and progress in their hometowns.’
    • ‘They left their hometowns or villages and came to Mumbai to earn a livelihood, so you can't expect them to just pack up and go back.’
    • ‘It isn't that students are being denied the right to vote outright - they still have the option of voting by absentee ballot in their hometowns.’
    • ‘They'll be heading abroad or to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Many residents return to their hometowns during this period and houses will be left unattended and government offices largely unstaffed.’
    • ‘In my hometown of New York City, social circles would surely scoff at such behavior.’
    • ‘Others said they would rent rooms or return to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Those who were not picked up by their families had to wait for hours at the port and find cars to carry them to their respective hometowns.’
    • ‘In past years they never voted in local elections because they still officially resided in their hometowns in Oaxaca.’
    • ‘Muslims who care about their families and can afford the age-long tradition travel back to their hometowns to celebrate the biggest Islamic festival.’
    • ‘More than 30 million Koreans are expected to head to their hometowns to spend the celebrated occasion with their close families, relatives, and friends.’
    • ‘From the airport they board vans and buses for trips back to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Most people will head back to their hometowns during this period.’
    • ‘Now he has returned to his hometown of Barnsley to be reunited with his sister Steph.’
    • ‘And so, the Saidiman family will be among the millions of travelers who will pour out of the big cities on the way to their hometowns.’
    • ‘Every last Thursday of November, 35 million Americans travel to their hometowns to eat turkey.’
    • ‘Most of the students from out of town have already gone back to their hometowns.’
    • ‘With 80 percent of the country's money circulating in the capital, Jakarta has become the last hope for those who cannot find jobs in their hometowns.’
    native land, homeland, home town, birthplace, roots, fatherland, motherland, mother country, country of origin, land of one's fathers, the old country
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Pronunciation

hometown

/ˈhōmˌtoun//ˈhoʊmˌtaʊn/