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homeboy

and homegirl
n. a buddy; a pal. (Originally between blacks. Also a term of address. Homeboy is for males and homegirl is for females.) Come on, homeboy. Help out a friend. Tsup, homegirl?

homegirl

verb
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Although the "separate but together" homegirls knew that their own involvement in violent situations among males might stop a fight, they also became targets for violence generally associated with males (e.
Like the girls in the independent gang, the Latinas were often in conflict with homegirls from other gangs: "Because our rival was Tiny Locas and they would say fuck 22nd homegirls .
However, the girls in both types of groups did not like being provoked into fighting with rival homegirls by any males (whether they were the rivals' boyfriends or their own homeboys).
Within this context of honor, respect, and fear of gaining a bad reputation, the homegirls often referred to others "talking shit.
For the auxiliary groups, drinking occurred in public and private settings, and in many of the accounts of conflict between the homegirls, drinking and getting drunk played an important contributory role.
Whereas descriptions of homeboy-instigated violence and fighting over men between homegirls were completely absent in the PHP interviews, for the Latinas and Samoans, they accounted for most of the conflict between homegirls.
And I told him one of my other homegirls would do it, right?
Because the males and females hold a collective identity, the young women indicate that they feel protected and safe not only by the knowledge that their homegirls will back them up, but also that their homeboys will be there to defend them or avenge males who disrespect or assault them:
Moreover, few homegirls described their homeboys as being oppressively controlling over their lives or physically abusive to them, although some did talk about the homeboys being verbally abusive, "talking mean," or occasionally "just playing.
Some homegirls confront the more aggressive homeboys head on, and verbally or physically strike back.
The girls most often cite drinking as the primary activity when they get together with just the homegirls or with the homeboys.
Once we were all drinking (two other homegirls and a homeboy).
Potential violence between homegirls and homeboys increased when the homeboys become boyfriends.
More specifically, the respondents noted how their boyfriends often disapproved of the homegirls hanging out on the streets.
In analyzing the experiences of homegirls, we have sought to examine the similarities and dissimilarities in the types of violent-prone situations and the extent to which these situations are related to the organizational structure of independent and auxiliary female gangs.