homie etymology

English word homie comes from English boy

Detailed word origin of homie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 Exclamation of surprise, pleasure or longing. (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.. [...]
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.
homie English (eng) (African American Vernacular English) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.. (African American Vernacular English) An inner-city youth.. (African American Vernacular English) Someone, particularly a friend or male acquaintance, from one's hometown.. (Polari).

Words with the same origin as homie

Descendants of boy