homecoming

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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).

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homecoming (plural homecomings)

  1. The act or event of returning home.
    His homecoming was saddened by the news of his mother's death the day before.
  2. (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.

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