1979Voice 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’.
1980J. CockMaids & 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.
1987M. Matshoba inNew 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.
1994L.Y. CokoInformant, 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.
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