homeboy etymology

English word homeboy comes from English home town, English boy

Detailed word origin of homeboy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
home town English (eng)
boy English (eng) (transitive) to act as a boy (in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage). To use the word boy to refer to someone (US, slang) Heroin. [from 20th c.]. (affectionate, diminutive) A male of any age, particularly one rather younger than the speaker. [from 17th c.]. (diminutive) A male child: a son of any age.. (historical, military) A former low rank of various [...]
homeboy English (eng) (colloquial) A person.. (colloquial) Someone, particularly a male acquaintance, from one’s hometown.. (colloquial, AAVE) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.

Words with the same origin as homeboy

Descendants of boy