Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One whose interests center on the home.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who prefers to remain at home, rather than participate in social events elsewhere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel

Etymologies

home +‎ body (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "T. A., if I had been what they call a homebody, we wouldn't be married to-day, would we?"

    Emma McChesney and Co.

  • Martha, was known as a homebody, took special interest in cooking and often appeared with a ring of kitchen keys tied at her wide waist.

    History of American Women

  • The more he talks, the more he seems like a real homebody, which is a bit unexpected.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Part of it was due to the rigors of shiftwork, part was due to the fact that we have worked miles apart for years now, and part of it because I have always been quite independent and have never been much of a "homebody".

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • How I found myself in this precarious situation, i do not know. it defies all logic ... but there i was, bored out of my mind ... knitting in a gay bar. (part of the "homebody" costume.)

    pojken Diary Entry

  • Clark recalled Timmy as a "homebody" who loved teasing his older brothers, having friends over for weekly sleepovers, and dreaming of becoming quarterback of Lincoln High's football team.

    Phillies Zone

  • Now, the self-described "homebody" is cheerfully facing a sure-to-be exhausting weekend of interviews, public appearances and, of course, Sunday's awards, where win or lose, Curran will take the stage to present an award.

    CTV News RSS Feed

  • Sheila Reneau, Perkins 'mother, described her daughter as a "homebody" and said she has no idea who would want to hurt her or her boyfriend.

    WWLTV.com Top Stories

  • Catherine, who married Douglas in 2000, has proudly described herself as a 'homebody' who keeps in regular touch with some 30 relatives and friends in Wales, including her seamstress mother, Patricia, her sweet-factory owner father David 'Dai' Jones and her two brothers,

    Home | Mail Online

  • Parents Should Set Rules to Help Child Enjoy 'homebody' Days

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

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