Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Raised or grown at home.
  • adjective Originating in or characteristic of a locality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective grown or produced at home or in a specific locality; -- of plants or animals.
  • adjective Originating in a particular place or region; ; -- applied broadly, to people (especially people with specific skills), products of manufacture, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Grown at home.
  • adjective Created or constructed in an informal or amateur manner; done without formal assistance, as from a business, organization, or professional.
  • adjective Raised or brought up in one's own country.

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

  • adjective grown or originating in a particular place

Etymologies

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From home + grown (past participle of grow).

Examples

  • China is calling for the international community to help fight what it calls a homegrown terrorist problem in mostly Muslim Xinjiang.

    China Seeks Outside Help Against Uighur Separatists

  • Kennedy began his crusades against what he called "homegrown racial terrorists" during World War II after he was deemed unworthy for military service because of a back injury.

    Stetson Kennedy, Exposer Of Ku Klux Klan Secrets, Dies At 94

  • But to then think that somebody in Canada or in the United States, or what we call the homegrown terrorist, can actually grow up amongst us, and is one of us, is a citizen of our country, and actually buy into this perverted ideology and attack us is something that we just -- we're still trying to grapple with it.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2009

  • Janet Napolitano says America needs to watch for what she calls homegrown, radicalized extremism.

    CNN Transcript Jul 29, 2009

  • But to then think that somebody in Canada or in the United States, or what we call the homegrown terrorist, can actually grow up amongst us, and is one of us, is a citizen of our country, and actually buy into this perverted ideology and attack us is something that we just -- we're still trying to grapple with it.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2009

  • PHELPS: And we have certainly had a-- first of all, black Catholics include not just what I call a homegrown African-American, but it includes the immigration of Africans from the continent, immigrations from the Caribbean and Latin America.

    CNN Transcript Apr 18, 2008

  • Kennedy began his crusades against what he called "homegrown racial terrorists" during World War II after he was deemed unworthy for military service because of a back injury.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • 3 HOMEGROWN TERRORISM—The term homegrown terrorism means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2007 – October – 31

  • 3 HOMEGROWN TERRORISM—The term homegrown terrorism means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.

    Sauce for the goose

  • At a recent Senate hearing, Michael Leiter, head of the National Counterterrorism Center, said the United States was experiencing a "spike in homegrown violent extremist activity," some of it involving individuals who were radicalized over the Internet.

    Feds arrest N.Va. man in D.C. Metro bomb plot

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