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home-boy

[also US Black (Major); cf. Haitian neg la kay (lit, home person) idem (L. Emile p.c.); cf. SA home boy mode of address or reference usually by urban Africans to others from their own tribe or area, from Nguni umkaya home per-son; cf. lbo oney bem (lit, person home) idem (Okolo p.c.)] n. term of address or reference to someone from one's own settlement or island: 1982 At Cat Island we'll show them that it's time for a change to our own home-boy (Guardian Jan. 2). (Gen.)

Tags: calque, noun, term of address

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Last update: 2010-10-22 02:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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