stay·​ca·​tion | \ ˈstā-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce staycation (audio) \

Definition of staycation

: a vacation spent at home or nearby

Other Words from staycation

staycationer \ ˈstā-​ˈkā-​sh(ə-​)nər How to pronounce staycation (audio) \ noun

Examples of staycation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others offered private surfing lessons, a family photo shoot, piano lessons, a painting session at an art gallery and a staycation at a local hotel — all free of charge. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 The desire to take advantage of historic low mortgage interest rates and move to a larger place to work and staycation during the coronavirus pandemic was dashed for some by unprecedented competition. oregonlive, 5 Jan. 2022 Exploring your own city for a staycation has its perks as well. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 24 Dec. 2021 It's called Planning a holiday staycation this year? Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2021 Here are a few ideas for planning a stellar staycation. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 12 Dec. 2021 With a velvety-soft 300-thread count fabric and 20 pounds of soothing pressure, this blanket will give you a reason to plan a staycation. Chloe Irving,, 26 Nov. 2021 Who needs to venture farther for entertainment when Gesumaria says the home and its grounds are perfect for a staycation? Brenda Richardson, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Residents in Alaska had the most amount of searches for long-term stays while a whopping 70% of Floridians were looking for a staycation. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 30 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of staycation

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for staycation

blend of stay entry 3 and vacation

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The first known use of staycation was in 1944

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Last Updated

15 Jan 2022

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“Staycation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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