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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.
homie (plural homies)
- (African American Vernacular) Someone, particularly a male acquaintance, from one's hometown.
- (African American Vernacular) A close friend or fellow member of a youth gang.
- Hey there, Francis, my homey!
- Yo, homeys!
- (African American Vernacular) An inner-city youth.
a friend; somebody one often hangs out with