homeboy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • 20th century United States Latino-American urban slang. Originated from travelers to metropolitan areas derived from American English as a blend of hometown and boy. However modern use is mostly by African-Americans and Latinos in the United States.

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homeboy (plural homeboys)

  1. (colloquial) Someone, particularly a male acquaintance, from one’s hometown.
  2. (colloquial) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.
  3. (colloquial) A person.

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