[hohm-sik] /ˈhoʊmˌsɪk/

sad or depressed from a longing for or family while away from them for a long time.
depressed or melancholy at being away from home and family

1756, translating German heimweh, from Heim “home” + Weh “woe, pain;” the compound is from Swiss dialect, expressing the longing for the mountains. The word was introduced to other European languages 17c. by Swiss mercenaries.

1798, back-formation from homesickness.


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