homie

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Etymology[edit]

Earliest known reference is in the 1946 tune by Ella Mae Morse and Freddie Slack, "The House of Blue Lights," when Morse improvises a spoken-word intro. Possible shortened form of homeboy.

Noun[edit]

homie (plural homies)

  1. (African American Vernacular) Someone, particularly a male acquaintance, from one's hometown.
  2. (African American Vernacular) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.
    Hey there, Francis, my homey!
    Yo, homeys!
  3. (African American Vernacular) An inner-city youth.

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