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Definition of Homie

It is a word that comes from American subcultures and is used to refer to a friend or partner. For example: Miguel knows everything about me, that’s why I consider him my homie.

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In gang contexts, homie is a high-ranking gang member. In Central American countries such as El Salvador, this type of term is used the most with this semantics.


  1. Friend
  2. Co-worker
  3. Colleague

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  1. Gangster
  2. Boss


  1. Enemy
  2. Strange
  3. Rival

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  1. Good person
  2. Subject


Homie is a word that comes from American subcultures. This term in the English language has been used since the 19th century. It refers to “homeboy” which means “the boy in the back” or “a neighbor boy”. In short, the word is used to refer to a friend or partner. 

The term homie is cataloged as a slang of the urban cultures of the United States. Over time, the use of this word passed to Latino and Chicano communities, which caused its use to spread. For Latin American contexts, the meaning does not vary, since it is understood as friend, colleague, partner, compadre or similar.

Although the use of homie is more or less extensive in the Spanish language, it has not been accepted by the Real Academia de la Lengua. However, this noun continues to be used, especially in regions that have more connection with American culture and in urban subcultures.


Homie en México designates a platform that provides mediation between property owners and landlords. The idea of ​​this company is to facilitate the ways of communication and negotiation between these parties and to make the process of finding or renting a home much easier.

Homie is the stage name of a Colombian singer of Antioquia origin. This artist ventures into rhythms such as reggaeton and trap to turn them into softer melodies with romantic tones.

The singer “Homie” appeared on the music scene in 2008 and remains in effect in 2021.