Someone you grew up with, friend or not, and someone with whom you have shared any number of bonding experiences at home, in school, at work, or in any close-knit atmosphere. Homie means you have lived in the same area as this person for a significant amount of time in your life, but the term is appropriately used by those friends who truly feel comfortable referring to each other with such respect. It isn't a word that should be taken advantage of, because a person recognizes who is a friend and who isn't. Therefore, a true homie is always down, while lesser friends will just be out to use you, borrow money from you, bum a ride in your car, etc.
Yo, homie, I'll be at my house incase you want to come kick it later.
Friends: Never asks for anything to eat or drink
Homies: Help themselves and are the reason why I have no food
Friends: Would bail you out of jail
Homies: would be sitting next to you sayin' "THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!!! Lets do it again!"
Friends: Won't laugh at you.
Homies: Will embarrass your Ass when everyone is around!
Friends: Has never seen you cry
Homies: Won't tell everyone else you cried...just laugh about it with you in privately when your not still down.
Friends: Asks you to write down your number.
Homies: Have you on speed dial
Friends: Borrows your stuff for a few days then gives it back.
Homies: Loses your shit and tells you, "My bad...here's a tissue."
Friends: Only knows a few things about you
Homies: Could write a very embarrassing biography on your life story...
Friends: Will leave you behind if that is what the crowd is doing
Homies: Will kick the ASS of the enitre crowd that left you.
Friends: Would knock on your front door
Homies: Walk right in and say "I'M HOME"
Friends: Know some of your embarrassing moments...
Homies: Are next to you making them!
Friends: You have to tell them not to tell anyone
Homies: They already know not to tell...
Friends: Are only through highschool
Homies: They are for life
Friends: Will be there to take your drink away from you when they think you've had enough
Homies: Will look at you stumbling all over the place & say "Bitch drink the rest of that you know we don't waste good shit!"
Friends: Will leave you in a ditch
Homies: Will drag you out of the ditch and laugh at your ASS later!
Friends: Would ignore this letter
Homies: Will send this this back to the person who sent it to u!