down-home [doun-hohm] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. 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.

    ‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas

    Nick Kotz

    September 20, 2014

  • He stayed with it until it redefined him: switched the label from sophisticated Blues to a down-home sound.

    The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters

    Alex Belth

    August 2, 2014

  • But this is Reese Witherspoon: down-home, girl-next-door, put-together, and, frankly, boring Reese Witherspoon.

    Is Reese Witherspoon’s Drunken Arrest the Best Thing to Happen to Her Career?

    Kevin Fallon

    May 3, 2013

  • In the other: the engaging, uncompromising, down-home, self-made 50-year-old Tea Party favorite Schweikert.

    Ben Quayle’s Election Fight Gets Ugly

    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.

    Herman Cain’s Power Suit

    Robin Givhan

    November 4, 2011

  • British Dictionary definitions for down-home down-home adjective

    1. slang, mainly US of, relating to, or reminiscent of rural life, esp in the southern US; unsophisticated

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