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    Default homecoming

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "homecoming"?

    Context: "A make up and hair stylist wants to do a certain look for "homecoming". She adds
    "I WANTED TO DO A WHOLE HOMECOMING THING, 'CAUSE HOMECOMING'S BIG. YOU KNOW? IT'S, LIKE, THE SECOND-BIGGEST THING TO THE PROM"

    Couldn't get that at all, and it's the first time to here about it!

    Thanks a lot.


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    Default Re: homecoming

    In the US, there is usually one major (American) football game at the high schools that is designated as "homecoming." Often alumni come back for this game. There is usually a homecoming dance associated with it, and a homecoming king and queen, as well as the homecoming queen's court.

    The short answer is: A major social event for high school students.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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