Definition of homey in English:


(also homy)


North American
  • 1(of a place or surroundings) pleasantly comfortable and cozy.

    • ‘The atmosphere was homey, and three adults and we were the only customers.’
    • ‘But it felt like the kind of homey place one could get attached to easily and feel tremendously comfortable in.’
    • ‘The lighting wasn't very good, but it was a homey place.’
    • ‘She thanked her dad for making her room so homey and comfortable for her.’
    • ‘Finding it ironic that he lived in such a homey place, I nevertheless fell instantly in love with the quaint country cottage, and for a moment managed to forget why I was here.’
    • ‘But that was okay because it gave to apartment a homey, comfortable feeling.’
    • ‘But it was a very homey place, a very comfortable place.’
    • ‘The cabin wasn't spacious, or comfortable, or homey.’
    • ‘The room around her seemed sterile - almost like a lab of some sort - with a definite lack of anything homey or comfortable.’
    • ‘Dr. Rogers has decided that it would be better for her to be in a comfortable, homey environment.’
    • ‘At this point, I looked around and thought that one more item would add to the homey atmosphere and peaceful milieu that I was trying to create.’
    • ‘The inside of the house was very clean, yet had a very homey feel to it.’
    • ‘The restaurant is never too full on any given night, and you're likely to be served and cooked for by the same person, giving the place a welcoming, homey atmosphere.’
    • ‘Even though the apartment was completely disorganised, it had a comforting, homey feel - completely unlike Brandon's sterile mansion.’
    • ‘A Tuscan decorating theme can put some old world charm into your kitchen and make it a warm homey room to gather in.’
    • ‘The neat and professionally dressed men looked out of place in the homey messy surroundings.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is decidedly homey, with tables and sofas spaciously dispersed to give each customer his own intimate space.’
    • ‘Waxed and painted furniture, recycled wood and whitewashed brick conspire to give a homey, relaxed atmosphere, an escape from the city.’
    • ‘I'd gone round to Betty and Albert's cottage, a small but homey place with a lovely garden Betty had worked extremely hard to create, and demanded he tell me all he know.’
    • ‘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.’
    cosy, homelike, homely, comfortable, snug, welcoming, friendly, congenial, hospitable, informal, relaxed, intimate, warm, pleasant, cheerful
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    1. 1.1Unsophisticated; unpretentious.
      ‘an idealized vision of traditional peasant life as simple and homey’
      • ‘Gone is the original homey Winnipeg setting, now upscaled to downtown Toronto.’
      • ‘Pam's house near the reservoir was the ideal location for a thank-you party, and the parties there are always so homey and unconventional.’
      • ‘Rick Linklater's digitally shot, computer-animated movie is a work of homey gentility and apparently easy eloquence.’
      • ‘The desserts were homey and filling - the baked banana with chocolate sauce is the ultimate for those people who love that combination.’
      • ‘The restaurant offers hot, homey Mauritian fare, and the island has one of the most diverse cuisines in the world.’
      • ‘Momma Lin's homey, tasty dishes, encompassing all regional flavors, such as Taiwanese, Hakka, and Sichuan have made this restaurant endure competition over the years.’
      • ‘Another house specialty is the sweet stewed apples that give every plate a homey feel.’
      • ‘Neither of the wives of the leading Democratic contenders, Kerry and Edwards, wants to be cast in the mould of homey Laura Bush or ambitious Hillary Clinton.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘This soft, homey wine echoes that casual, unconcerned air.’
      • ‘According to one, she's a languid, sensual singer able to maintain a perfect voice without giving up her homey charm.’
      • ‘It was a story filled with homey touches about berry picking trips, the strange adversarial love that can bind some couples together, and the choices that people have to make to keep their lives moving on.’
      • ‘Then there is her homey appearance: older gentlemen are said to be delighted when a meek smile suddenly emerges from her frozen features.’
      • ‘Still, the tapas remain a rare blend of classy and homey.’
      unsophisticated, homely, unrefined, unpretentious, ordinary, plain, simple, modest, down-to-earth, homespun
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  • variant spelling of homie