stay·​ca·​tion | \ˈstā-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of staycation 

: a vacation spent at home or nearby

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Other Words from staycation

staycationer \ ˈstā-​ˈkā-​sh(ə-​)nər \ noun

Examples of staycation in a Sentence

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Every weekend feels like a staycation in your luxe bed. Colleen Egan, House Beautiful, "12 Things You Definitely Own If You're a Homebody," 10 Nov. 2014 You're bound to find something to do on your family staycation! Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Taking a staycation for the 4th of July? Here are some things to do in Milwaukee with your kids.," 2 July 2018 The dog days of summer are here, which means vacations — and staycations — for many of us. Dan Wine,, "7 things to do in Orlando this summer — and they're all free," 12 July 2018 Finish the ensemble with a metallic wedge sandal like the version by Ancient Greek Sandals — just casual but cool for lakeside dinners, Wine Country tastings or staycations., "25 ways to chase your perfect Bay Area summer," 11 July 2018 The service takes aim at staycation locals as well as home-share or budget travelers. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "3 New Services That Bring Hotel Amenities to Travelers Not in Hotels," 25 June 2018 If you're strapped for cash, don't underestimate the power of a staycation. Barbara Brody,, "7 Self-Care Tips That Will Make You Happier This Summer," 5 June 2018 These three Montgomery County homes feature showers for the most luxe staycation. Shannon Rooney,, "Outdoor showers aren't just for the Shore," 12 June 2018 Whether the afternoon itinerary includes a trek to the beach or a staycation in the city, speed the transition with products that last from a morning at work to a big night out—without melting in the heat. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "It’s Summer Friday! 5 Day-to-Night Beauty Products To Beat the Heat," 1 June 2018

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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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