Meaning of home alone in English:

home alone

Pronunciation /ˌhəʊm əˈləʊn/


North American
  • At home alone; especially (of a child) left at home unsupervised during parental absence.

    In later use popularized by the title of the U.S. film Home Alone (1990), in which a young boy is accidentally left at home when the rest of his family go on holiday.


North American
  • Designating a person (especially a child) who is at home by himself or herself; relating to a situation in which a person is at home alone.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. From home + alone.