homebody 1821, from HOME (Cf. home) + BODY (Cf. body).

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  • homebody — home bod y n. a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel. Syn: stay at home. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homebody — ☆ homebody [hōm′bäd΄ē ] n. pl. homebodies a person mainly concerned with affairs of the home, or one who prefers to stay at home …   English World dictionary

  • Homebody — infobox Book | name = Homebody title orig = translator = image caption = author = Orson Scott Card cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Horror publisher = HarperCollins media type = Print (Hardcover… …   Wikipedia

  • homebody — UK [ˈhəʊmˌbɒdɪ] / US [ˈhoʊmˌbɑdɪ] noun [countable] Word forms homebody : singular homebody plural homebodies American someone who likes to spend most of their time at home …   English dictionary

  • homebody — noun A person who prefers to remain at home, rather than participate in social events elsewhere. Although my uncle likes to travel, my aunt is a homebody, so he usually comes with us while she stays home with her cats …   Wiktionary

  • homebody — noun Date: 1821 one whose life centers on home …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homebody — /hohm bod ee/, n., pl. homebodies. a person who prefers pleasures and activities that center around the home; stay at home. [1815 25, Amer.; HOME + BODY] * * * …   Universalium

  • homebody — Synonyms and related words: Diogenes, Hieronymian, Hieronymite, Timon of Athens, anchoress, anchorite, ascetic, bedridden invalid, cloistered monk, closet cynic, desert fathers, desert saints, eremite, hermit, hermitess, invalid, isolationist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • homebody — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. introvert, *house cat, *stick in the mud, *couch potato. ANT.: extrovert …   English dictionary for students

  • homebody — home|bod|y [ˈhəumˌbɔdi US ˈhoumˌba:di] n plural homebodies informal someone who enjoys being at home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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