home-girl, noun

Origin:
See home-boy.
In urban (especially township) English: a girl or woman from one’s home region, or from the same clan. Also attributive. Cf. home-boy.
a1956 H.I.E. Dhlomo in Visser & Couzens Collected Works (1985) 402Bob had married his ‘home’ girl, Zodwa Valo, whom he had known since childhood.
1979 Voice 4 Mar.The old days at boarding school when there was a strong bond between guys and dolls from the same town: we often formed strong links with a ‘homegirl’ or a ‘homeboy’.
1980 J. Cock Maids & Madams 62In Johannesburg it was found that the networks of most domestic workers were both socially and spatially closed. They tended to interact with persons similarly employed in the same locality. ‘Homegirls’ played no particular part in these networks.
1987 M. Matshoba in New Nation 10 Dec. 13For many newcomers to the city, working ‘in the kitchens’ provided a way into city life...To get jobs many of them used the ‘homegirl’ contacts.
1994 L.Y. Coko Informant, GrahamstownWhen I’m in PE, and a woman comes from Grahamstown, I say its my ‘home-girl’. If you’re a man at Johannesburg and you see a PE man there, you say its a ‘home-boy’, because you come from the same town.
a girl or woman from one’s home region, or from the same clan. Also attributive.
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