shut-in - definition and synonyms

noun American
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a recluse; a person who abnormally avoids any social contact by staying indoors most of the time

    Don't be such a shut-in. Paint the town red for once!

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 08/12/2015
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    someone who is forced to stay indoors, because they are ill or disabled

    Many elderly shut-ins once tended gardens of their own.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/03/2017