down-home [doun-hohm] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of, relating to, or exhibiting the simple, familiar, or folksy qualities associated with one’s family or with rural areas, especially of the southern U.S.: down-home cooking; down-home hospitality.
Origin of down-home An Americanism dating back to 1820–30 Examples from the Web for down-home Contemporary Examples of down-home
Customers became friends and the down-home feeling created lingered long after they left the store.
September 20, 2014
He stayed with it until it redefined him: switched the label from sophisticated Blues to a down-home sound.
August 2, 2014
But this is Reese Witherspoon: down-home, girl-next-door, put-together, and, frankly, boring Reese Witherspoon.
May 3, 2013
In the other: the engaging, uncompromising, down-home, self-made 50-year-old Tea Party favorite Schweikert.
Terry Greene Sterling
August 26, 2012
Sometimes he dons a ranger hat, which is about as imaginative as cowboy boots for affecting a down-home cool.
November 4, 2011
British Dictionary definitions for down-home down-home adjective
- slang, mainly US of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated