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Definition of "homegrown" []

  • Raised or grown at home. (adjective)
  • Originating in or characteristic of a locality: "Rock is homegrown music in the United States, evolved from blues and country and Tin Pan Alley” ( Jon Pareles). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "homegrown" in a sentence
  • "China is calling for the international community to help fight what it calls a homegrown terrorist problem in mostly Muslim Xinjiang."
  • "Kennedy began his crusades against what he called "homegrown racial terrorists" during World War II after he was deemed unworthy for military service because of a back injury."
  • "But to then think that somebody in Canada or in the United States, or what we call the homegrown terrorist, can actually grow up amongst us, and is one of us, is a citizen of our country, and actually buy into this perverted ideology and attack us is something that we just -- we're still trying to grapple with it."