homey etymology

English word homey comes from English home, English -y

Detailed word origin of homey

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
home English (eng) Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.. (US, slang) Shortened form of homeboy.. (baseball) Home plate.. (board games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.. (by extension) The grave; the final rest; [...]
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
homey English (eng) Befitting a home; cozy, intimate.

Words with the same origin as homey

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody