Holmes? Homes? Holl-Mess!

Egosurfing: "Holmes" beim Urban Dictionary
"Holmes" (L is not silent) is the correct Ebonics pronunciation which has a history of being used equivalently with, "dude", "guy", "man" or similar non-familiar alternatives not in the third person.
It was made popular in late 60s East Coast slang, and then later devolved into, "homes" (silent L) at which point it was incorrectly assumed to be short for, "homeboy".
"Homeboy" is typically expressed as a familiar, friendly term often in the third person.
Unlike homeboy, holmes can be used in a variety of ways to denote friendship, aggressiveness, or dubious curiousity."Gangster slang. What you would call a good friend, a stranger, or even mockery against an adversary."
Oder auch in der Kurzfassung und zumindest ähnlicher Bedeutung (UD gibt schließlich immer noch Meinungen wieder und keine unumstößlichen Tatsachen):
Gangster slang. What you would call a good friend, a stranger, or even mockery against an adversary.
basically slang for "buddy" see word "homie"
A hispanic-slang; the hispanic version of homies usually used after every sentence.
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