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An acquaintance from one's town or neighborhood, or a member of one's peer group or gang.→ homey
companion, boon companion, bosom friend, best friend, close friend, intimate, confidante, confidant, familiar, soul mate, alter ego, second self, shadow, playmate, playfellow, classmate, schoolmate, workmate, ally, comrade, associateView synonyms
- ‘When I walk down the street it's a must that I watch my back and look out for my homies and friends.’
- ‘The second time I went up to Burnside with my homie Pete.’
- ‘My homie David and I were both present in that meeting.’
- ‘My first Valentine goes out to all my Boston homies.’
- ‘Paco stands in the shadows with several of his homies.’
- ‘Yeah, I was looking forward to spending the summer with all my homies.’
- ‘It is just as dangerous for my personal safety to have the local homies unemployed and bouncing in and out of the court system as it is to have some kid in a madrassa planning to bring America to it's knees.’
- ‘These were not guerrillas, or a rioting mob, but a bunch of what we would call homies on the street corner.’
- ‘And he has no intention of leaving his gang: ‘They're the homeys, part of the family.’’
- ‘Only the loyal secretary in the office, Angie, believes in him, not that he notices, because she's a friend, like a homie.’
- ‘I miss all of the homies that are gone, but my main concern is for those that are still living.’
- ‘He's one of my oldest friends in NYC and lives in Prospect Heights with Curt and Steve, two other old Kansas homies.’
- ‘I don't want anything to happen to any of my homies, now do I?’
- ‘Call the homies, we got to go do an investigation.’
- ‘He strolled through the club Saturday night minus his famous bride, but flanked by his homies.’
1920s: from home + -ie; compare with homeboy.
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