From Middle English hom-comyng, home komyng, home-cumyng, home-commynge, equivalent to home + coming. Probably an alteration of earlier Middle English hom-come, homkome, hame-come, ham-cume, from Old English hāmcyme (“homecoming; return”).
homecoming (plural homecomings)
- The act or event of returning home.
- His homecoming was saddened by the news of his mother's death the day before.
- (US) In colleges and high schools, a tradition centred around a football game, a parade and the "coronation" of a Homecoming Queen.
- Many alumni come back for homecoming, and many freshmen are advised to flee.