What does “homie” mean? Is this a expression for close friends? and is this a general expression?
"Homie" is short for "homeboy", which originally was used to refer to a male friend from someone's hometown. "Homie" now is generally used as slang for a close friend. While it was originally common in gangs, it is common among anyone now, however, people use it more as a silly and fun expression. Ex: I would trust her with anything. We're homies. Ex: What's up, homie?
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