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.
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.