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[hohm-kuhm-ing] /ˈhoʊmˌkʌm ɪŋ/

a return to one’s home; arrival at home.
an annual event held by a college, university, or high school for visiting alumni.
the act of coming home
(US) an annual celebration held by a university, college, or school, for former students

mid-13c. in literal sense of “a coming home,” from home (n.) + present participle of come. Cf. Old English hamcyme “return.” Attested from 1935 in U.S. high school dance sense. Used earlier in Britain in reference to the annual return of natives to the Isle of Man.


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